Acer 5920 does not work with sandisc 1gb memory card
My acer 520 card reader does not read the memory card from my camera. I am using a sandisk 1 gb card which works fine in my minolta camera but when I put into the card reader it does not seam to find it.
The computer pings showing it recognises that the card has been inserted into the card reader but I cannot read the data.
It says the card needs formated and sadly I tried this now it won't work in my camera (can't use this card) message.
The reader now picks up the card and I can write data to it etc.
Has anyone else had this problem or can they recommend a sd card which the Acer can read?
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Re: acer 5920 does not work with sandisc 1gb memory card
Your Minolta camera uses file format, which is not recognized by PC and vice verse. When you insert, PC can't read it, and asks to format. But when it is formatted for PC, your camera can't read it. Try to format it in camera, if it's not possible, then get a new memory card and use USB cable to copy images.
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Newer cameras may have SDHC cards - these have a high capacity. Older computers can't read the newer SDHC cards - they can only read the old SD Cards. The SD card and SDHC cards look exactly the same. The SDHC card will probably say "SDHC" on it somewhere. Fortunately you can buy a USB SDHC card reader for a computer for around £2 on amazon. I would buy one of those. You could search the internet for "usb sdhc card reader".
The SD standard has a limit of 2 GB. All SD cards with larger capacity, like 4 GB, are non-standard and may exhibit any number of unexpected problems (such as not being recognized by various card readers.
To read this card in your computer, you may have to get a new card reader. And, unfortunately, there is no real way to tell if a given card reader will work with your 4GB card until you try it.
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This card reader cannot address cards that are higher then 3gig and cannot read sdhc cards.
Most older readers will not be able to read the HC type card, and by older I mean if its 6 months old or more.
To read these cards you need to purchase a new card reader. I know, My camera uses 4gig cards and I was unable to access the pics until I bought a new reader..
wow i didnt know that internal card readers only supported so much gb you learn something everyday, one solution you can try is get a camera or something that you can stick the sd card in and plug in your computer then you can transfer files to it
The memory card reader on your computer may not be able to read memory cards over certain capacities (4 GB).
To use your higher capacity memory card without locking up the computer, do one of the following:
If you are using the card in a camera or other device, you can attach the device to the computer using a USB or FireWire cable. When connected, most devices appear in Windows as a Removable Disk and can be used in the same way as the card reader.
Purchase a USB memory card reading device that plugs into any open USB port. Make sure the USB device is capable of reading SDHC. These devices are fairly inexpensive and can be used in any computer that has a USB port.
If the card reader stops working after using Safely Remove Hardware, reset the cable connections and memory card firmware.
Memory card appears in My Computer but errors occur when writing or reading If you are having problems reading and writing data to memory cards, use the following troubleshooting tips:
Try a different memory card of the same type in the same slot. If the different memory card works, the card reader is good and the original memory card should be replaced.
Some cards have a read/write security switch on the card. Make sure that switch is set to Write Enabled before attempting to write data to it.
Make sure that the amount of data you attempted to store has not exceeded the capacity of the card.
Inspect the ends of the memory cards for dirt or material closing a hole or spoiling a metal contact. Clean the contacts with a lint-free cloth and small amounts of isopropyl alcohol. Replace the memory card if necessary.
Make sure the memory card is one of the supported types: CompactFlash (1, 2, and Microdrive), Memory Stick, MultiMedia, Secure Digital, or SmartMedia memory cards.
Make sure the memory card is fully inserted into the slot. Remove the memory card when the light is not flashing and shine a light into the empty slot. Are any small pins inside bent? Replace the memory card reader or have the computer serviced if a pin is touching another pin. Straighten slightly bent pins while the computer is off using the tip of a mechanical pencil.
The cards used by the Canon Sureshot are SD cards and very common. The HP 8530 if it has a card reader added as it is not standard according to HP is likely to support SD cards. I would however suggest to spend the extortionate sum of less than a fiver and buy one of the many card readers advertised on Ebay which will fit into your USB port. I have just bought several for less than a fiver including P&Pand they will read upto 92 different types of card. The following is the location on Ebay so just cut and paste it. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/92-in-1-USB-2-0-Memory-Card-Reader-Writer-MMC-SD-M2-CF_W0QQitemZ220293045447QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220293045447&_trkparms=72%3A1437|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
One final point. Wherever you buy one from make sure it will read SDHC cards which a lot will not. The above does. Nope this helps.
Is its reading from camera are you watching your pictures from camera if yes what the error is showing when you are opening and it which company memory stick and what operating system it support give me the memory stick details