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Old Aug 10, 2007, 4:18 PM   #1
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Hi everyone.

I recently bought a Canon IXY 800. I bought a new Kingston 2 GB SD card for my camera. The problem i'm havng is, when I try to put the SD card into the card reader in my laptop, Windows keeps saying that the disk drive is not formatted. As a result, I can't access my card to copy the pictures. The only way I can copy pictures over is if I plug the camera in, but this is inconvenient since I won't have the usb cable with me all the time. Is there a plug in I might be able to download that would allow me to access the card directly? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 6:39 PM   #2
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Check with your laptop manufacturer. They may or may not have a newer driver for the card reader in your laptop.

Some card readers will not work correctly with SD cards larger than 1GB.

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Old Aug 11, 2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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I had a similar issue with my durabook laptop readingan SD card a friend gave me (also a 2GB kingston) and all it took was a firmware upgrade that I had to get from durabook.

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try another card reader...i have a few cos they seem to all be funny with one card or another.........there dead cheap

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Old Aug 22, 2007, 9:06 PM   #5
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try another card reader...i have a few cos they seem to all be funny with one card or another.........there dead cheap

Gary
Playback speed is affected by the reader, so don't get the cheapest junk you can get. I went from generic thumb-drive style card reader (that I lost at the computer lab) to a second hand SanDisk MobileMate SD+ and speed improvement was amazing. If you're using a fast SD card, you're missing out on the potential speed if you don't use a good adapter for it.

http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Item(1220)-SDDR-104-SanDisk_MobileMate_SD_PlusReader.aspx


This is what I use at home, which does SD,MS and xD.

http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Item(1151)-SDDR-99-A15-SanDisk_ImageMate_5In1_ReaderWriter.aspx

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