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Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi;

 

I have been successfully downloading pix from my camera by inserting the SD card into a slot in my monitor (Dell). Today, the SD card does not show up as a drive. I tried other SD cards to no avail. I then inserted the SD card back into the camera and connected with the supplied USB cable. Still nix.

 

What has happened?

 

 

Chris


G4 Dual, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    Hello, try these 2 things...

     

    PRAM reset, CMD+Option+p+r...

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238

     

    How to reset the SMU/PMU on a Power Mac Earlier G3, G4, G5 models...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1939

     

    If that doesn't do it see this...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1151

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi BD;

     

    Resetting the PRAM did not work. I'll now try resetting the PMU. According to the Apple Support article, the location of the PMU button varies with different editions (Digital Audio, Cube, CPI, etc.). How do I find out which is my edition. The pix don't seem to match what I have.

     

    By the way, I have an external LaCie drive (FireWire) that shows up on the Finder.

     

    Thanks;

    Chris

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    Power Mac G4: How to Differentiate Between Models...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3082

     

    But the little button is similar identical in most all models, just location  varies.

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi BD;

     

    Found the little sucker (smaller than I thought and not where any of the sample layouts shown but marked PMU reset) and pressed it — I think I did, because got no tactile feedback that I did anything.

     

    Nada.

     

    I tried mounting it with Disk Utilities but the mount button is grayed out.

     

    I tried using a different camera that worked previously. Nope.

     

    Checked and swithed the USB cable from my monitor. Nope.

     

    To recap, two differnt cameras, one card reader, three different SD cards: all fail to mount.

     

    Hmmm . . .

     

    Chris

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)
    I think I did, because got no tactile feedback that I did anything.

    it's just the very slightest movment & nearly undectablke click felt, did you use a pen or your finger?

     

    If you disconnect say the Dell's USB, reboot & just use say the card reader, does thar work?

     

    What does System Profiler?Hardware>USB say about USB devices?

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi BD;

     

    I used my finger on the PMU button and held it down for about a second or so.

     

    Disconnected the Dell's USB, etc., as you suggested; nada.

     

    The System Profiler lists the devices (e.g. Silicon Media R/W, Nikon DSC CoolPix, Flash Card Reader) but that's about it. Nothing in the Finder.

     

    Thanks for your perserverence.

     

    Chris

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)
    I tried mounting it with Disk Utilities but the mount button is grayed out.

    Hmmm, was that highlighting the whole drive, or the Partition just below & inset to the right a bit? The whole Drive will have Mount grayed out, the Partition should show Mount or Unmount if already mounted.

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/157/15750195-1.jpg

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi BD;

     

    Nothng (other than my main and external drives) shows up.

    DU ScreenShot 1.jpg

    Back to you.

    Chris

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    In Finder's Menu, select Go menu>Go to Folder, and go to "/volumes".

     

    Volumes is where an alias to your hard drive ("/" at boot) is placed at startup, and where all the "mount points" for auxiliary drives are created for you to access them. This folder is normally hidden from view.

     

    Anything listed there other than the 2 shown in DU?

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Nope, just those two.

     

    Chris

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    Whew, one more idea to see if maybe the OS is hosed somewhere...

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

     

    Do they show there?

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Nyet. (I'm running out of ways to say "no".)

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (44,455 points)

    From a quick read it sounds like you are doing all the connecting through your monitor. Can you plug things directly into your computer?

  • Chris Au Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Limnos;

     

    Yes. it's great monitor with ports for different drives, including USB which work with my flash drives.

     

    I have also plugged the card reader directly into the back of the computer to no avail.

     

    The card reader also has multiple ports for other card formats, but I don't have any others to try.

     

    I tried an old floppy disk reader with an USB connection on the monitor, keyboard and computer: nope.

     

    With the exception of USB flash drives, the keyboard port doesn't work with either the card or floppy disk reader.

     

    Thanks;

    Chris

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