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There is no longer software support for a Toshiba PDR-M81 digital camera (2001) and readers won't read that Smart Card. Should I toss the camera?

The Smart Media card for this digital camera is apparently exclusive, and I have not found a card reader to accommodate this size card. I'm a Mac user. Any ideas on how to download from this camera?

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Try another card.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005


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Around here, this is easy to determine for less than 10 bucks. Why not?

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