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Re: W520 SD Card reader does not show up in Device Manager

2018-02-26, 2:08 AM

Changed subject to match the subject - mod


This post is old but the problem of my SD-Card reader in my W520 not being detected happened to me a few days ago, Feb, 2018. My SD Card reader had been working a couple of months earlier.

First I did a Diagnostic test by checking if Linux could make it work.:

I have configured my W520 to dual boot Windows 7 / Linux Mint, so I booted it to Linux and found that Linux detected the card reader immediately and could read SD cards. That test told me the reader was okay and the problem was with Windows.

Based on a hint from this other post, I opened Device Manager from Control Panel and opened the devices under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (not Disk Drives as suggested in Method 1-4 of the other post). I found two devices. I right clicked on the Ricoh PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller and clicked on Propertes, and I found the Device Status was "Disabled". I clicked on the "Enable" button, and the SD-Card reader immediately started working again.





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