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Olympus sp 590uz xd card not recognized by Mac

My SD card is working well with my camera but not on my MacBook, although it is well connected. It seems the MacBook doesn't read the Olympus format. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Herman

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There are a few things you can try to get your MacBook to recognize your Olympus SD card:

  1. Make sure that the SD card is properly inserted into the card reader or the MacBook's SD card slot.
  2. Check to see if the SD card is locked. Some SD cards have a physical switch that can lock or unlock the card. Make sure the switch is in the unlocked position.
  3. Try using a different card reader or a different SD card to see if the problem is with the card reader or the SD card itself.
  4. Try using a different USB cable to connect the card reader to your MacBook.
  5. Check if your mac has the latest macOS update.
  6. Check if the SD card is formatted in a file system that your Mac can read (ex: exFAT, FAT32).
  7. Try running disk utility on your mac and repair the SD card.
If none of these steps work, it may be an issue with the SD card itself, and may need to be replaced.

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