SD card will not read

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  1. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I cannot get my SD card to read when I put it in my computer. My other card in my other camera reads just fine. It isn't just my computer it will not read in. It will not read on my neighbors. I have already taken one SD card back and exchanged it and got a new one. I currently have to use the cord to upload my pics. Any ideas?
     
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    Does it show up under "My Computer" ?

    If it doesn't, then chances are that the sd card is assigned to a letter drive that is already in use. It's simple to fix.

    Change the letter drive by following these steps:
    How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
     
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    No it doesnt show up under my computer but the SD card in my other camera does.
     
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    Yes, that sounds about right. Try the link I gave you, make sure the letter you select isn't being used by anything else (ie. C:, D:)
     
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    I had this problem go to: Control panel > admin tools > computer management > Device manager
    Look at where your sd card should show up, see if that recognizes it, if so then format it via the device manager.
     
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    Still no luck, Im slightly computer illiterate. Is there a difference between SD vs. SDHC?
     
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    Yes, HD means High Capacity . Not all card readers can handle SDHC. Not all cameras can handle SDHC either.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ahh, that makes some sense.
     
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    Most computers within the past 5 years can read it though
    Anything 4gb > is SD HD
    andthing below (< 2gb ) is SD
     
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    You formatted it, right?
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, I formatted it. I have just been using the usb cord lol it works
     
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    Was it formatted in camera ?
     

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