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SD Card reader not working (Code 22) -- ThinkPad General


When I insert the SD Card in the SD Card slot on T420 I can see "Ricoh SD Disk Device" in Device Manager but there is a small icon with an arrow pointing downwards next to it. When I click on Properties the message "Device is disabled. (Code 22)" is there. When I click on Allow, nothing changes the state. The actual driver is from Microsoft from 21.6.2006 version 6.1.7600.16385.


I tried to download latest Lenovo drivers and installation seemed fine, but after restarting my system, the driver remains same like before. I even tried manual install but the Lenovo driver was rejected saying that it is not compatible. In BIOS the reader is allowed and I am using the latast available BIOS version. 


There appears to be a problem with the Media Card Reader.


Try the following steps: 


  1. Insert SD card in the reader
  2. Open Device Manager and locate:
  3. "Ricoh SD Disk Device" under "Disk Drives"
  4. "Ricoh PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller" under "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers"
  5. Unistall the drivers
  6. Remove SD card
  7. Install new drivers downloaded from the Lenovo Support site
  8. Restart computer
  9. Insert SD card



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NateS On 2013-09-30, 3:59 AM
raldo On 2019-06-03, 23:06 PM

Where are the drivers


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