I had the same problem as you describe on my Medion P6611 laptop (and on a previous Medion desktop that was, sadly, stolen from my apartment in early December. But I digress...) I called Medion tech support (which I have never found to be anything less than excellent), and the representative said:
The problem *may* be due to a buildup of static electricity, either on the card itself or in the card reader (I forget which it is). To fix it, do the following:
Tturn off your computer, remove the battery and unplug the AC power adapter from the laptop if it's also attached.
Press and hold the power button for 60 seconds or so. (This discharges the electricity from some internal component[s]--capacitors, perhaps?)
Replace the battery, reconnect the AC adapter (if you use it) and turn on the computer.
With any luck, that should fix your problem.
P.S. One slightly related tip: When you remove a card from the card reader, just remove it. There's no need to click on "Safely remove hardware" and select the card reader's drive letter. If you do, it won't recognize cards again until you reboot or turn the machine off and back on. Different problem, but same behavior.
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Re: sd card reader doesnt seem to work
Some older laptops cannot handle the newer sd cards like it's sdhd so check the card and see if it shows HD on it if so that might be your problem.
It's rare the readers go bad so that should be the issue that you are having.
When you put the sd card in there should be a folder that pops up that shows the file if not check through going to the windows explorer folder in start programs accessories if you are using windows xp and seeing if the removal disk is there which it should be the card itself
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Not sure what you mean, but if your sd card is not being recognized by your laptop it could mean you need to reinstall your drivers.
Before doing this try using a different sd card incase there is a problem with the one you are using.
I don't know if this will sort your problem but you can try it. On the side of the sd card there's a small sliding button if its down push it up or vice versa its a locking system on the sd card then try to see if it will work otherwise you can buy usb card readers fr about 5 euro on ebay they should work hope this helps. Bonnell
It seems that the card reader if the computer is not detecting the card. Make sure that the memory card you use is supported. The multi-in-one card reader on the Aspire One can read and write to Secure Digital card (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity card (SDHC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card (xD). Specific models of the Aspire One are also equipped with an SD Expansion slot that can read and write to Secure Digital (SD) and Secure Digital High Capacity card (SDHC) cards. The multi-in-one card reader on the Aspire One can read and write to miniSD, microSD, Memory Stick Duo,and Memory Stick PRO Duo cards but require the use an adapter. Acer does not provide or support any memory card adapters. You can try removing the card reader using the device manager and the reinstall it and check the operation. You may also try using the card is different computer and check. Also try using another card in the computer with the issue and check. If the issue is not resolved please revert back with the model number. Click on the link for the information to Reinstall a Device http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725782.aspx
That's associated with your Card Reader. The SD Card is a type of card that you pull out of your camera and plug into the computer. Try going to your manufacturers site and download and reinstall the Card Reader or SD Card Reader Drivers.
Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "AcerSupport" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operatingsystem when requested. Download and install the Card Reader or SD Card Reader drivers.
it might be a hardware problem,just don't try to push your card too hard into the reader, just slightly place it in reader. Or it might be your Card is Currupt.Have you tried to insert any other card ?
Did you insert the memory card properly? because if your memory card is not inserted properly, the SD card reader may seem not to work. And if probably the problem is from the SD card reader slot, then you have to give it to an engineer for repair or better still take your laptop to Hp customer service center for repair. Thanks
sdhc cards are not backwards compatible with sd card slots. sd cards however are backwards compatible with sdhc card slots. newer card slots and readers are sdhc and sd ready but i'm afraid your only option is to buy a usb sdhc card reader. normally the 52 in 1 readers and ones like that work well and really don't cost a lot on ebay. the only other thing you could try is to put the sdhc card in an sdhc device (such as a camera) and link it up to the laptop that way.
go to Wal-Mart or K-Mart and such, you can get a SD reader/ writer (such as Targus, about $9 USD, what I use) and put your SD card into it, then plug into USB (USB 2.0 is current standard, but will work with USB 1.1, just slower). PC will ask if you want to play/record from/to the removable drive, select "take no action" then go to the "my computer" icon (or what ever you have named it) double click the drive letter for the flash/SD card (E,F,G etc.). open the file folder that you want to copy from <usually something like "100MEDIA" or such> (I STRONGLY recommend that you "COPY FILE(S)" and NOT "move file(s)" as that if something crashes you still HAVE the orig. files) select to copy to the correct drive letter/ file name(s) and PLEASE remember to "remove hardware safely" or you could KILL the files and/or the drive(s) that you were using. (did that TWICE before I realized what I was doing wrong). good luck!