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Registered: ‎01-12-2011
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w500 card reader & sdhc cards

My w500's sd card reader doesn't seem to be recognizing SDHC cards at all. (As in: pop the card in, nothing happens. No change in Explorer, nothing.)  I've got the latest Ricoh drivers from the Lenovo website installed.  I'm running Windows 7. 
I've found a few posts online from people who've had trouble with SDHC cards, but no solutions yet.
Unfortunately, I've only got an SDHC card available for testing currently.  (I know it works, as I've been using it in my camera.)
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Re: w500 card reader & sdhc cards

Hello mate,


How big is your SDHC ? My T510 is working well until 16Gb never tested more.


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Re: w500 card reader & sdhc cards

Do you see these devices under your device manager?


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Registered: ‎07-19-2010
Location: Colorado
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Re: w500 card reader & sdhc cards

I've had similar problems with my W510, and I do not see all those items under Device Manager. I have recently downloaded the new drivers too.

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Registered: ‎02-15-2011
Location: US
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Re: w500 card reader & sdhc cards

Just to help others that might search in vain,


Elsewhere on the lenovo forum someone pointed out a solution that worked for me. As noted there, although lenovo was addressing a problem with R61 and T61, it works for more recent product such as the W500.

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