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Memory stick reader

I place a memory stick (sandisk) in the slot and all i get is the green
light. it stays constantly lit and i get no indication that there is a stick in
the slot, other than the green light. I have tried numerous sticks that i
know are good with the same result. also, when i place the stick in the
slot, it doesn't "feel" like a solid fit. i know i am placing it in the slot correctly. HELP

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  • jonracs Dec 20, 2008

    tried blowing it out, no luck - thanks to the effort. i may have to replace the reader.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    when you open my computer after you insert the drive does anything show up as "removable memory"?

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It sounds like to me that either the slot is damaged, dirty or you may have the wrong kind of media for that slot. If you have a can of dust off (compressed air) you may want to blow out the dust in the slot. After doing this, try your memory stick again. If it still doesn't work but it has in the past for that slot you may want to consider replacing the card reader. Sometimes the pins get dislodged or bent inside. Good luck, let me know how it turns out. Thanks...

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