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SD reader in w500

2008-12-13, 15:28 PM

Hi peeps.

 

Anyone had any luck inserting a 4gb SD card into the SD reader of your w500?

Mine just hangs a bit, then informs me that I need to format the card before use, but the format fails. And I'm never able to access the card. My 256mb SD Kingston card works fine. And if I try these transcend 4gb (have two) in my 4-5 year old HP ipaq, it reads the card instantly, and if I format it, it does so in a couple of secs - and then it's ready to go.

 

regards

Rasmus, Denmark

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11-28-2008

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Re: SD reader in w500

2008-12-15, 16:54 PM
I read an 8Gb Transcend in my card reader with no problems. 4Gb should theoretically be fine, could not say what the problem is there. All the drivers installed for the card reader?
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Re: SD reader in w500

2008-12-16, 10:22 AM

Well, I would guess so seing as it reads the 256mb kingston card with no problems. But if you are able to read even larger ones with yours, I guess it just doesn't like this brand and size, or maybe just batch of them or whatever. Just seems odd to me it doesn't like any of 2 similar cards, straight out of the package, and the oooold hp ipaq reads and formats them in a breeze.

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10-12-2008

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Re: SD reader in w500

2008-12-22, 9:22 AM
I had difficulties to read 4gb cards under win xp. It works well under vista & linux.
Message Edited by dingaling on 12-22-2008 01:23 AM
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Re: SD reader in w500

2009-01-18, 2:29 AM

Try this hot fix or simply service pack 3. :smileywink:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934428

 

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Re: SD reader in w500

2009-01-18, 15:25 PM

Well, I'm running vista here. Now I've gotten a fujifilm finepix f100 camera, where the SD cards also work without problems. The cards still don't work in the w500 after having taken a few pictures, or adding something from the ipaq to the card. My vista is fully updated from both lenovo and winupdate.

It's a normal SD Transcend 4gb card, not a shdc btw.

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