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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this an sd card slot?

I have never used an sd card with my pc before but I now have to do something that involves my phone's micro sd card. Do I just buy a micro sd to sd adaptor and insert it into this slot? Sorry for the noob stuff but, hey, there's a first time for everything, right?
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I have never used an sd card with my pc before but I now have to do something that involves my phone's micro sd card. Do I just buy a micro sd to sd adaptor and insert it into this slot? Sorry for the noob stuff but, hey, there's a first time for everything, right?
Yes, that is an SD card slot. You simply slide your micro sd card into the SD card adapter and slide the adapter into that slot. Your machine should treat the adapter as a normal SD card. This is how I transferred files from my phone to my netbook before cloud storage became available.

While you have that adapter in the laptop, go ahead and copy all of the files from it to your laptop for safekeeping.
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Would you recommend that I use a microsd to sd adapter or a microsd to usb adapter?
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Would you recommend that I use a microsd to sd adapter or a microsd to usb adapter?
I've used both and haven't seen an instance where either would be advantageous. I say use what you have until it no longer serves your purpose. I would think that keeping USB slots open on the laptop would be better than keeping SD card slots open, but that's just me.
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I just got my sandisk 16 gb sd card and micro sd to sd adapter but when I plug it into the slot, nothing happens. Nothing shows up in windows explorer. Any suggestions?
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Open device manager and scan for hardware changes.
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I just got my sandisk 16 gb sd card and micro sd to sd adapter but when I plug it into the slot, nothing happens. Nothing shows up in windows explorer. Any suggestions?
If scanning for hardware changes doesn't fix it, try reinstalling the drivers for your sdcard reader.
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Open device manager and scan for hardware changes.
Opened device manager... couldn't find option to scan for hardware changes.
edit: nevermind, I found it. Can't tell if it accomplished anything
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If scanning for hardware changes doesn't fix it, try reinstalling the drivers for your sdcard reader.
reinstalled drivers. Now, when I insert the card, the compy makes that little "duh, duhm" sound like when I connect something via usb but nothing shows up in windows explorer
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Does it show up in device manager? What about in disk manager?
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Does it show up in device manager? What about in disk manager?
This. It should be showing up in the My Computer directory(?) [I've been using Linux as my main operating system for quite a while and, even though I've had to switch back to windows, the jargon is sticking with me.]
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Does it show up in device manager? What about in disk manager?
disc manager: no
device manager: i think so (I see a memory card bus controller listed under PCMCIA adapters)
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Just FYI... My laptop was originally an XP system. I added Win7. Would this cause some sort of conflict?
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I'm not sure card bus controller is it... unplug the card reader and see if that is still there or if it goes away.

And win 7 shouldn't be an issue...
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I'm not sure card bus controller is it... unplug the card reader and see if that is still there or if it goes away.

And win 7 shouldn't be an issue...
I don't know how to unplug it... it's an internal slot (see OP)
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Lol oops... my bad. Any unknown devices listed?
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Another thought... Win 7 hides empty drives... maybe this is the issue?

Open Computer, click "Organize" and then select "Folder and Search Options".
On the "View" tab, uncheck "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder".

... just a thought...
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Open Computer, click "Organize" and then select "Folder and Search Options".
On the "View" tab, uncheck "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder".

... just a thought...
2 unknown devices listed.... don't know what they are. dissabled and reenabled them both to no avail. Unchecked "hide empty drives"... nothing happened. Like I said earlier, since I reinstalled the memory card drivers there is a sound "duh, duhm" from the computer when I insert the card, but nothing shows up in the directory tree. I have made sure the sd card adapter isn't locked. I'm out of ideas.
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I think I found the problem by googling... my internal reader is only for sd, not sdhc. The 16gb micro sd card is too new to be read by my sd slot reader.

Thanx for the assistance. I guess I'll buy a usb card reader
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I think I found the problem by googling... my internal reader is only for sd, not sdhc. The 16gb micro sd card is too new to be read by my sd slot reader.

Thanx for the assistance. I guess I'll buy a usb card reader
Really?

It doesn't have on-board firmware that you can upgrade or anything?

Whats the model/manufacturer?
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Really?

It doesn't have on-board firmware that you can upgrade or anything?

Whats the model/manufacturer?
Actually I just tried it on a new laptop with same result. I think the card is bad. Going to return it
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Actually I just tried it on a new laptop with same result. I think the card is bad. Going to return it
Bought a new external card reader and that worked. Now my nook has CM10. I have a noob question though... Should I install ROM Manager so that I can do a nandroid?
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Bought a new external card reader and that worked. Now my nook has CM10. I have a noob question though... Should I install ROM Manager so that I can do a nandroid?
boot into the recovery. if your reboot option doesnt have reboot to recovery you could try any terminal emulator and enter without the quotes "su reboot recovery"

it should ask for root access and then reboot to whatever recovery you have. and choose backup from the list
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