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iPhoto cannot read my Kingston 8GB card

1005 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2011 3:45 AM by aRKay RSS
aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Dec 22, 2011 6:42 PM

I posted an issue under iMac


that probably should have been posted to this iPhoto community. I have a new Kingston 8 GB SD card that formatted fine in my Canon SD-1200 digital camera. The problem is I cannot get the card to mount on my Apple iMac running OS X 10.7.2 with iPhoto 9.2.1. What is weird is I can get my wife's Apple MacBook Pro to mount the card. 


My iMac does not not have card slot so I have to use an iConnect USB adaper that works fine on the iMac with a Kingston 2 GB SD card.  I maintain iPhoto on on the iMac so I am dead in the water because I cannot get the iMac to mouth the Kingston 8 GB SD card


I now suspect the iConnect SD Card Reader/Writer may be the weak sister

iMac, MacBook Pro and iPad2, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,785 points)
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    Dec 22, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to aRKay)

    I suspect your weak sister theory is correct. Quite a few card readers, especially older units, can not read high capacity (SDHC) cards. You may have to replace your card reader.



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Dec 22, 2011 10:19 PM (in response to aRKay)

    Some card readers will not read larger cards - a new card reader is probably the answer - as a work around you can use teh USB connection directly to the camera




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