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Re: Epson r320 printer will not read any memory cards
Does the green light come on when you insert a card? Most likely that if it can not read the cards, and it is just not your PC failing to communicate with the card reader, then the mainboard is probably faulty.
If it's in warranty get Epson to replace it. If not, you could see if you can source another R320 from eBay, (or similar) that has a different problem and swap the mainboards. You would also need the service utility to do this as you MUST change the print head ID on the new mainboard.
Another alternative is to simply buy a cheap card reader and plug it into the USB input port on the printer. If the mainboard is faulty, this may not work though. Still you could then just plug the reader into your PC instead.
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SDHC cards are secure digital cards, and may not be supported by some hardware. Please check your manual for the card reader and printer. If the card reader is a few years old it may not support it. The printer on the other hand could be a limit on card size. I have seen a lot of equipment that only supports up-to 2GB cards.
Below is a chart of memory card capacities that have been tested by Epson. Testing was done before the products were released.
Please use this chart as a general guide line.
MEMORY CARD TYPE MAXIMUM CAPACITY TESTED
Compact Flash 4 GB
Secure Digital 1 GB
Sony Memory Stick 1 GB
MagicGate Memory Stick 128 MB
xD Picture Card 512 MB
Smart Media 128 MB
Any size of card other than that which is indicated above may work, but is not supported or guaranteed.
If it will not read ANY type of flash media it would suggest the reader or main board is faulty.
If it reads some type but not others, look down into the card slots with a torch and check to see if any of the pins are bent over. This is a common fault most notably encountered when the machine fails to read CF type cards. You will see two rows of pins in the slot. Chances are one of the pins is bent or been pushed inwards. If you are REALLY steady with your hands you can use a very small (jewelers) screwdriver to straighten the pin. If the pin has receded, it almost impossible to fix it.