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Vaio and micro sd

Trying to get my vgn-c140g to recognize sandisk 2gb micro sd card using sandisk sd adapter

card works in my phone, and with adapter works in another computer

I have reinstalled TI flash media driver sevral times (both original and updated) to no avail

sony support hasn't helped -

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  • ronkeever Sep 13, 2008

    using xp mce sp3

    couldn't find any useful updates/downloads/drivers (that I hadn't tried) on sony website

    computer's only about a year old

    emailing sandisk for input and going to try buying another adapter (even though this one works elsewhere)



    any additional thoughts are appreciated

  • ronkeever Sep 13, 2008

    well - tried it all, and various combinations, to no avail

    going to buy another 2GB, and a 1GB micro, and see if I can get either to work

    thanks a bunch for your time and input - I'll let you know how the new card/adapter work out

  • ronkeever Sep 14, 2008

    tried new cards & adapter

    don't think my computer can do a 2gb sd

  • ronkeever Sep 14, 2008

    tried that yesterday, and today

    I noticed is was 2.5 years old and didn't seem to "target" 945 chipset

    I then found and tried that

    still no go

    built in cardreader - Sony USB HS-card USB device - has driver dated 7/1/01 from microsoft

    appreciate your continued input

  • ronkeever Sep 15, 2008

    have/had gone thru all the possibly applicable downloads on that page - still not working

    think I am just gonna try a usb cord, pc-phone ;-)

    this has become rediculous



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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Since you have verified that the card works (in your phone) and that the adapter works (in another computer), then the issue could very well be with the Sony VAIO VGN-C140G/B. More specifically, the USB ports/drivers. Presumably that the Sandisk 2Gb Micro SD & the adapter were working before and that you are using Windows Vista, pls check your updates that has anything to do with USB. Alternately, you may want to rollback/downgrade the USB drivers and/or seek USB driver update from the Sony site rather from Microsoft.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for your continued patronage of FixYa.

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    Louie Role Sep 13, 2008

    Hi again,

    The proposed solution still holds. Strong possibility it is a latest update, most likely SP3.

    • rollback/downgrade the USB drivers;

    • Intel chipset driver from the Sony site rather from Microsoft (

    • try booting the Sony with the SanDisk/adapter already plugged into the USB;

    • the most extreme solution when none other can be found is simply to uninstall XP SP3. To do this, refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article on the topic.
    Incidentally, there has been several reported issues with SP3 and USBs hence the Microsoft uninstall posting.


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    Louie Role Sep 14, 2008

    Appreciate the update.

    I beg to differ. All recent computers with USB ports can and should read all memory cards since they are all treated as external mass storage devices. The size would not be a relevant factor, but recognition is.

    Pls bear with me and postback, have you tried the Intel chipset driver from the Sony site rather from Microsoft (

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    Louie Role Sep 15, 2008

    Copy your postback.

    This page might interest you. Most are old drivers I agree but that is basically the idea, downgrade to the version that worked, pre-SP3.

    Of particular interest might be the one for "Memory Card Reader/Writer" and the "Texas Instruments® PCI7411 Integrated FlashMedia Controller Driver".

    Looking forward to your next post.



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