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Oct 18, 2011 23:59 |  #1

Ugh, this is confounding! What a conundrum! Explicitly contangled, confused, con--something. Whatever.

Two days ago, my Internal Card Reader decided to not want to read ANY of my 8GB CF cards. Tried my 32GB CF card. No worky. Plugged in my old 4GB card. Works fine.

All cards are Kingston 133X elite pro (yeah yeah...). However, that's four cards I tried, 3 of which do not work. However, all cards have been formatted in-camera. Windows 7 x64 will not even show a card pop up in I: unless it's the 4GB.

Already uninstalled generic drivers. Restart, then install new drivers from website.

Importing photos from the 5DII directly works fine.

Finally: Internal Card Reader is a vantec.

Please, help. I want to stab my eye out with a rusty stick if this keeps up. :lol::lol:


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Oct 19, 2011 00:36 |  #2

Has it worked with the 8GB cards before?


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Oct 19, 2011 03:45 as a reply to  @ Moppie's post |  #3

To follow on on this question, if you have an old card reader it won't read the newer 8 gig cards. I'm on my fifth card reader now because everytime a bought a bigger card, I had that same problem.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 08:59 |  #4

Nope, never had this problem before, even with my 32 gb cards. This just suddenly happened one day.


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Oct 19, 2011 09:04 |  #5

Perhaps the format was not quite right.

Have you checked in Disk Management to see if they show up there but have no drive letter assigned?


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Oct 19, 2011 10:06 |  #6

I'd pull the cable on the card reader, reseat it, and reboot.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 20:55 |  #7

Okay, just checked Disk Management and Device Manager.

No show on the 32GB card, even when plugged in. So, I can't even format via PC.


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Oct 29, 2011 12:35 |  #8

Thanks for the help everyone, I'm thinking that the card reader's FUBAR'd, so in the meantime, I'll have to be downloading directly from camera...as much as I hate it. :(


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Nov 01, 2011 09:17 as a reply to  @ Paolo.Leviste's post |  #9

That internal reader was likely using a slow USB 2 port. Don't bother replacing it with another USB 2 device. Put in a USB 3 port via a PCI board and get a Lexar USB 3 reader. Then you can have the fastest transport for CF or SD cards.




  
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