The card reader on my Acer Extensa 4620Z notebook isn't working. I thought at first that it was just a faulty card but it has happened with all four of the cards that i've tried. I've tried switching from locked to unlocked and its the same. The laptop recognizes that there is a card, but when I try and open it it gives me one of the two error messages, "Please insert device into drive F:" or that it is not formatted and when I try and format it, it sais that it cannot be formatted. I have XP on this laptop, and I haven't been able to find a driver to see if that's the problem so I need help with this.
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Some ideas: Did you go to My Computer - its where the card would appear as an external volume. Go to Device Manager and check the SD card reader- reinstall the driver if need be. Could it be the card itself is at fault? Try a different card.
Good day sir/maam, you may need a driver for your SD card reader for vista. pop in the cd that came with your notebook to the cd drive. make sure its for Vista.
If still does not work, plug in a non HC sd, like a 1 gig SD card. if it works, then the card reader only supports non hc SD. ( I know it usually supports HC cards ) check also for viruses. there are viruses that can dissable sd card readers. just make sure your laptop is virus free.
Go here: http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/ex_4620.html
(The US server seems to be having problems right now)
Download the XP cardreader 188.8.131.52 drivers, install them. There are three possibilities to your problem: 1. The reader is broken 2. The reader's driver is malfunctioning 3. The reader has an issue that might need new firmware 4. All your cards have become currupted somehow (a malfunctioning device[IE camera]] or other reader, this is highly unlikely though)
Try the driver first, then if that doesn't work, then a motherboard bios update might help(but beware, this is a dangerous procedure, I wouldn't try this unless the update documentation specifically stated that it fixed an issue with the reader). I don't see an update for the firmware of the reader itself, so hopefully it doesn't need one.