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MSI Wind Netbook sd card reader failure

I have an MSI Wind Netbook laptop that has a 7 in 1 card reader.

I inserted a Kingston 2GB SD card, and it detected and launched it.

I filled this card with data, and used the safely remove hardware option to eject it.

But after that first use, card insertion no longer is detected, and cannot be browsed or accessed in any way, it is like the reader is no longer there.

I have taken the following steps to resolve the problem, with no results.

1. Reboot the system
2. Try a different SD card
3. Re-install the driver for the card reader
4. Close all other programs and detach all peripherals from the system

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  • nicholasbhow Dec 03, 2008


    I took your advice and tested both sd cards in another pc, and they operate normally.

  • wtbglw Dec 11, 2008

    Exactly the same issue :(

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I tried solution number one posted by Jrosen1 and it still doesn't work.
    Any better alternatives?
    I un-installed and then reinstalled the card reader drivers
    to no avail as well.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009


    I've got the same problem as you and incidentally I am also using a 2GB Kingston. I've already tried numerous fixes and nothing is working.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I had the exact same problem. None of the SD Cards I used (SD, SDHC, MicroSD) would work. I tried Jrosen's solution and it works. I'd try it.

  • bpagac Apr 23, 2009

    Same problem.  Brand new Wind 120, dead SD card Reader.  BUT Jrosen1's fix worked.  Thanx!!!  Glad I didn't waste time downloading drivers, etc.  I love easy fixes.

  • Yasser Mahmood
    Yasser Mahmood May 11, 2010

    please first try the sd card in other device like phone or other pc.


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For both an MSI Wind running Windows and Mac OSX 10.5.(4,5,6) do the following. Shut down the MSI Wind. Remove the power cord, any USB peripherals, and any SD cards in the slot. Remove the Battery Hold down the power key (with the battery removed for 2-5 seconds)  Release the Power Key Insert the Battery Insert the the Power Supply plug ((do not insert any USB or SD card yet)) Power on the Wind Now, insert the SD card-it should now show up on the desktop (in OSX). That should do it. Now insert any USB dongles/cables etc...
You have reset the PMU and bus start up. Any more Wind Questions?
Jay Rosen-WindManOSX

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Thanks Jrosen1 .. that solved my issue too. I appreciate you took the time to document the fix! try{for(var lastpass_iter=0; lastpass_iter

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Worked for me, thanks !

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  • webvan Jan 10, 2010

    Sorry, just wanted to add a comment !


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