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My SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 won't read new format Cards

I bought a new Camera with a 4GB SD Card, but my Photobank doesn't recognize it. It works fine with the small 16MB card that came with the Camera, as well as my older 2GB and smaller CF cards. I think I need a software upgrade, but SmartDisk has been sold to Verbatim and I can't locate anything online now. Any suggestions?

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  • mtrow23 Jan 04, 2009

    My SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 does not recognize my new 4G SDHC cards. The info that came with the cards indicated that not all cameras can recognize the newer High Capacity (HC) cards. I assume I need a firmware upgrade, but haven't been able to locate one yet.

  • amaphiyarden Mar 01, 2009

    About a year ago I had downloaded the driver... I wish I had saved it now!!!  Somebody who has the reformated download needs to File Share it... how hard would it be to write from scatch?    Hope we can find a solution soon!

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You can Download the Driver from my site.  http://yardenreport.blogspot.com/

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