Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to tomstac05)
Do those cardreaders require a driver and if so is there an up-to-date driver for your system?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to X423424X)
Took an easier way out and borrowed my mate's card reader which worked , But the only way I knew it was working was when I inadvertently moved my imac cursor into the address bar and the spinning wheel came up. Then into Devices and the Reader was shown.!! Next time I will either use a smaller card (this was 8 GB) and use the slot which has never failed me or buy a Reader the same as my mates.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to tomstac05)
Ok. Glad you "solved" the (immediate) problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to tomstac05)
Do you have your Finder preferences set to show external drives? FWIW, card readers do not require any drivers; however, when I got my Sandisk Extreme cards, my old card reader was too slow for the faster card. You might want to check to make sure your reader can handle faster speed cards. The capacity of the cards should not matter either - I regularly use 4, 8, 16, and 32 GB Extreme SDHC cards without a problem (but, again, with an ultra fast reader that actually came with the cards).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to babowa)
Thanks Babowa. Finder preferences are now set accordingly and problem solved.!
When talking about card size I was referring to dimensions and not capacity. The Flash card I have is of a size too large for the slot. Have since discovered cards of the same capacity and a smaller size. . You live and learn.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to tomstac05)
Great to hear you got it sorted and thanks for the feedback!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to babowa)
IT DID NOT WORK FOR ME STILL DOES NOT DO ANYTHING.I HAVE A SONY 8GB.
SOMEONE PLEASE. TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to Jacquelinefromwis)
We'd need some information: model/year of your Mac?
What type of card?
What have you tried?
And, please, do not use all caps - it is considered shouting and also makes it difficult to read.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to babowa)
Sorry didn't realize the cap were on. I bought it used and I dont know what to try cause I have never a a Mac before. iMac 2010 my card is a Sony 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to Jacquelinefromwis)
Okay, here is some info on the built-in card reader:
It's for SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards. Yours is a different card, so have you tried a USB card reader that will be compatible with your type of card? I use one of those all the time. They should be available (and very inexpensive) in many stores - ask what type you need for your card, make sure it's USB, put in your card, plug it into a USB port and the icon for it should show up on the desktop.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to babowa)
I have a multi card reader and it works with the Fujiflim XD card But nothing works with the Sony. How do I save them from the XD card
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to Jacquelinefromwis)
How do I save them from the XD card
The Sony or Fuji?
You say it works with the Fuji.
I'm not sure what to tell you about the Sony - I don't use any Sony products. Regardless, it should work. If the reader works with other cards/computers and if the card works in other computers, I am out of ideas. Maybe someone else will chime in with another idea - my last one is to take your card(s), reader, and Mac and book an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar - advice is free there.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 5:43 PM (in response to babowa)
What is a Genius Bar? I can look at the pictures from the XD card but I would like to save them on my imac. Do you know how I can do that. I thought this would be so easy put the card in and away you go.
Do I need to get iphoto?