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sd card reader on t500-how do i access the card?

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by nadig55, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    sda standard complaint sd host controller thats what it says in my
    device manager
    i have t500 with vista 32

    how do i access the card?
    when i go to the device manager it says - no drivers are installed for this device.


    what to do?!!
    thanks!
     
  2. The Fire Snake

    The Fire Snake Notebook Virtuoso

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    Do you have a SD card in your card reader now? Does it show up in the devices listed in "my computer"?
     
  3. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    no, when i insert the card nothing happens...
     
  4. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon Super Moderator

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    Have you reinstalled the card-reader drivers from Lenovo's Support and Downloads website?
     
  5. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    nope
    where do i find it?
     
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    ajtooke Notebook Enthusiast

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  7. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    Ricoh Multi Card Reader - downloaded and installed-didnt help..
    and the smartcard reader driver installation instruction says i need to go:
    device manager and go to smart card tab which i dont see...
    i only see sd host adaptar
    what to do?!
     
  8. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    any1 plz??!!
     
  9. The Fire Snake

    The Fire Snake Notebook Virtuoso

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    When you go to device manager -> Disk drives, do you see something called similar to "RICOH...."? If so right click it and go to properties. Does it say the device is working properly? What is under the driver tab?
     
  10. nadig55

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    no i dont see soemthing called RICOH...
    only "IMD-0"
    and"ST9160411AS"
    ...
     
  11. twister

    twister Notebook Evangelist

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    I just checked mine. It should be listed under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers in your device manager: Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller. If its not listed after you re-installed your drivers, maybe hardware is not working. Call Lenovo support on Monday.
     
  12. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    i see it there..(ricoh memory stick host controller(without the PCIe)..)
    but what to do now?
     
  13. twister

    twister Notebook Evangelist

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    Right-click on it and check properties. Is it enabled? Does it say it functions properly? Also, you tried one memory card, could it be something wrong with it? Can you try another one just to be sure. Hopefully its not one of those cheap "transcend" brands that everyone is having a problem with ;)
     
  14. nadig55

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    it says working properly...
    and its enabled...
    the card im trying to open is sandisk 4 giga
     
  15. The Fire Snake

    The Fire Snake Notebook Virtuoso

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    Have you tried the SD card in another machine to check that the card works fine? If so then I would agree that it is a hardware problem with your reader and you would need to contact Lenovo to have them fix it.
     
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    f4ding Laptop Owner

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    Another thing to say is, people always confuse the SD card reader with smartcard reader. A smartcard is a credit card sized card, used usually by big corporations as a security measure, and has nothing to do with the SD card or any multimedia card. I hope that helps a little.
     
  17. nadig55

    nadig55 Notebook Guru

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    sda standard complaint sd host controller
    this is shown in my device manager.
    im talkinmg about small cards - the card im trying to access is the card which i use in my digital camera and which is working properly no problem whatsoever.
     
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