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Dell Inspiron E1505 internal memory card reader

So at some point I was shtting down programs in the control panel and now my internal card reader does not read my xD memory card.

tried resetting to an earlier settings but it did not help.

Any suggestions?

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  • photonut1983 Apr 05, 2008

    what driver do I need to download? Im unsure of what i need.

  • elem Jul 18, 2008

    when i put the sd memory card in the card reader it is not detected.

  • Rachaelle Sep 08, 2008

    I had to recently reformat my computer, but I did not have my start-up CDs with me (I am in a different country for a few months) so I used a friends who had an extra copy and my windows was downloaded without a few drivers (sound,graphics, internet,etc.) I found the drivers for those three but am unable to find the drivers to recognize DVDs and my media card (XD or SD) from my camera.

    I tried downloading the driver for the media card from (the r5c832) but it did not make a difference.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    I have a Dell Inspiron E1505



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Have you tried dell's website for any drivers. If there are, reinstall them and see if that fixes it.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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    Dave Thompson Apr 05, 2008

    Go to then, support and help. Next go to drivers and downloads. Ater that, enter your service tag to search drivers for your laptop. Once shown, select your operating system. Finally, click on the chipset drivers. Should be twoof them. Download the Ricoh driver. Labeled as R5C832.

    This is your memory card driver. Works for XP or Vista. Hopfully this works for you.

    I would post a link but, it doesn't take you right to the download.


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No, the ricoh driver didn't fix it...
here's the link by the way:

any other ideas?

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I've had the same problem, and discovered that it's the same failure as other people have reported with external USB devices. (This memory stick reader is essentially an internal USB device). The solution is to shut down the computer, and to remove AC power from the computer for 15-30 seconds (i.e. unplug it). Then reconnect power, and restart the computer. This has worked for me 3-4 times I've had this problem. I think the true problem is that there is something wrong with the USB driver, but this has worked for me every time. The key is that a reboot of the computer is not sufficient, it is important to remove power.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

  • Jeff Zingsheim Feb 01, 2010

    Sorry, my last post is more appropriate for a desktop computer. For a laptop, the same solution applies, however you need to remove the battery from the laptop while AC power is removed to allow the computer to be fully reset.


I had this (my card reader wasn't recognising any card) problem since long time, I tried everything available online including reinstalling card reader drivers (from dell -

Nothing worked, Finally one day I had uninstalled an virtual image drive from my machine for some other purpose, and the Card reader started working!... Yuhoooo!

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