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MBP 2011 (feb) Model having weird SD card issues

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  • macreal Calculating status...

    That's exactly same problem with me.

    my mbp 2011 have same problem.

    sd card is sandisk extreme pro 16G.

    hope this fix soon.

  • patricktr Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2011 9:21 PM (in response to Lane Roathe)

    Thanks for the tip!  Shutting down, inserting my 32GB Class 10 SanDisk card, and booting with it inserted got my Macbook Pro 2011 15" to recognize the card for the first time.  However if I eject it, it will not recognize again until I shut down, insert, and boot up.

     

    Looking forward to the software update that fixes this...

  • Sri Vishnu Calculating status...

    Even I have the same issue related to the memory cards..Mine is Macbook Pro 13" Early 2011 model got it with S 10.6.6, I have updated this to 10.6.7 and dunno wad happened, now i couldnot able to use the memory cards., sometimes it detects, sometimes it doesnot.!!

     

    Please post some fix for this issue please. Its really flustrating when it works for my friend in his old 2009 Macbook pro but not in mine.!

     

    Expecting a fix soon..!!

  • ligaard Calculating status...

    I have the same problem, although it is not a sandisk card, but still a SDHC class 10. I upgraded my Macbook Pro I got yeasterday from my Time Machine back-up.

     

    I tried rebooting with the card in (as suggested in previous post might make the machine detect the card), but that did not help either.

     

    My previous Macbook Pro, late 2009, worked on and off, as far as I recall. At least the rebooting trick usually would result in a card being recognized (I should mention that the current card I am trying in the brand new machine is also brand new - less than five weeks old).

     

    I hope for a quick fix through software update.

  • DWFaust Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 15, 2011 7:49 PM (in response to ligaard)

    Has anyone tried resetting the System Management Controller as described here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/10151579#10151579

     

    and the link to the instructions for resetting the SMC:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

     

    Just curious, as it worked once with my 16GB class 10 Sandisk card... but not since. I can, however, read any non-class 10 card without incident... 

     

    The issue definitely appears to be related to the speed of the card, and, IMHO, not related to the capacity of the card.

     

    Note: Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer. 
          Note
      : The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.
  • photosbypam Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2011 4:23 AM (in response to DWFaust)

    I spent an hour and a half while on vacation with apple care and they could not figure it out.  They had me try all the things that were suggested here.  I came back from Vacation a day early to try to resolve this. I spent over an hour at the Apple Store yesterday with my MacBook and my camera and two employees.  If you put the card into a regular MacBook or iMac it can read it.  Then after being able to read it on those, when you insert it in a MacBook Pro, it will recognize it.  However, once you take another picture with the card, put it back into the MacBook Pro, it will not be recognized again.

     

    Totally crazy.  In the end I returned the computer.  I had bought the one in stock with an anti-glare screen but it only had a 5400 speed HD.  Really wanted the 7200 speed anyway.  When they get this fixed, I'll order the one I really want.  Can't bring myself to buy a windows laptop!

     

    Until then, my iMac and I will be just fine.

     

    A question for others, do you find that is you use a USB card reader that it will read the 45mb cards fine?

  • DWFaust Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 29, 2011 6:33 AM (in response to photosbypam)

    photosbypam wrote:

     

    A question for others, do you find that is you use a USB card reader that it will read the 45mb cards fine?

     

    Yes. I have an SDHC card reader that came with my first 4GB SDHC Sandisk card... with that device, I can read any and all SD/SDHC cards in my MacBook Pro... so far, though, Apple has not been able to solve this issue...nor have they even acknowledged the specifics of the issue. My friend had the same issue with a mid-2010 MPB and when he went to the Apple store, they agreed to replace the main logic board... and that worked the first couple of times he tried to read the card, then, blamo, right back where he was...

  • reimon.andisuwa Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2011 9:07 PM (in response to DWFaust)

    Reseting SMC works like a charm for me. Thank you.

  • Matt W Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I just fixed all my SD card issues with my 2011 MacBook Pro by formatting the card EXFAT in my 2009 iMac.

     

    MacBook Pro 2011 SD Card Problems

  • DWFaust Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 4, 2011 8:22 PM (in response to Matt W)

    Matt W wrote:

     

    I just fixed all my SD card issues with my 2011 MacBook Pro by formatting the card EXFAT in my 2009 iMac.

     

    MacBook Pro 2011 SD Card Problems

     

    That worked for me too... until I wrote to the card with my Nikon D7000... then it all went south again...

  • Matt W Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 4, 2011 8:34 PM (in response to DWFaust)

    I took a couple of photos and it mounted fine. I just took another 10 shots and 5 minutes of 1080p and what do you know. It's a no show - what a disappointment.

  • Justin from the Gold Coast Calculating status...

    Just took my MBP 13" to the apple store.  It is a in the next software update for snow leopard.  it should be in the next week or 2

  • reimon.andisuwa Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Update, after I took a couple of photos, my MBP can't read the SD card again... D'oh! reseting SMC wont fix this time.. If its only a software glitch, I hope they do it fast.. i feel stupid having "not so latest SD Card" can't be read on my latest MBP.

  • omolody1979 Calculating status...

    hi there , i have the exact same problem with the

    SanDisk SDHC Extreme 8 GB Speicherkarte 30MB Edition

    and the macbook pro early 2011 13,3 i7 + nikon d7000.

    all the card i am inserting after are also getting the same name...

    hopefully 10.6.8 will fix the issue...


  • Bernard Scherler Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I've bought my i7 MacBook Pro two weeks after it came to the market. The SD card reader worked fine with all my SanDisk SD cards until I upgraded to the 10.6.7

    Since then, it cannot read all my SanDisk cards, the 1 Gb, the 4 Gb and the 8 Gb.

    I think it's not SanDisk the culprit.

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