6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 3:55 PM by fionten
fionten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My iMAC can't read the SD card of my Canon camera. I've tried reinserting slowly and quickly and dusting it. My camera can see the pictures on the SD card, which is only two months old. The same thing happened a few months ago. I figured it was an old card and probably damaged so bought a new one but this one has the same problem. my port was checked in store a  couple of months ago too. I am running out of ideas....


iPhoto '11, iOS 6.0.2
  • 1. Re: my iMAC can't read the SD card. Any ideas?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Does it show up in System Report>Hardware, or Disk Utility, or Image Capture?

  • 2. Re: my iMAC can't read the SD card. Any ideas?
    crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)

    fionten wrote:

     

    My iMAC can't read the SD card of my Canon camera. I've tried reinserting slowly and quickly and dusting it. My camera can see the pictures on the SD card, which is only two months old. The same thing happened a few months ago. I figured it was an old card and probably damaged so bought a new one but this one has the same problem. my port was checked in store a  couple of months ago too. I am running out of ideas....

    How long has it been since you fully formatted the SD in the camera?  I ask because some cameras are very good at messing up the card just enough that while they can read/write to it fine other systems may be confused.  All it takes is a minor firmware glitch.

     

    If you haven't hard formatted the SD in the camera for a while try downloading your pictures by connecting the camera to the iMac via USB.  After the download is complete--and you have verified that it is full and complete--format the SD in the camera, snap a photo, then try connecting the SD directly to the iMac.

     

    Might not work, but worth a try as it's free to do.

     

    Another thing is to make sure that the firmware in your camera is up to date.

  • 3. Re: my iMAC can't read the SD card. Any ideas?
    fionten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i can't see it showing up in any system. Not good news I guess.

  • 4. Re: my iMAC can't read the SD card. Any ideas?
    fionten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll give this a shot. Thanks for the idea.

  • 5. Re: my iMAC can't read the SD card. Any ideas?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    Best to use a card reader rather than plugging it into the Mac directly.

  • 6. Re: my iMAC can't read the SD card. Any ideas?
    fionten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried this and it still doesn't pick anything up! Ths thing is I can't believe the new SD can be corrupted as well...it must be abother problem!