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tomstac05 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an Imac 21 inch  screen. I need help to transfer photos. I have tried two different cardreaders with a Sandisk ultra compact flash card. In turn, I have connected each reader to each of the  usb  ports at the back of the computer and in every case nothing happens. Nothing appears on the screen. Nothing appears in IPhoto.  How do I get the computer to download the photos?

Thanks

Ray.


iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), iOS 5.1.1
  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Do those cardreaders require a driver and if so is there an up-to-date driver for your system?

  • tomstac05 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks X43424X.

    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.

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Ok.  Glad you "solved" the (immediate) problem.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,950 points)

    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).

  • tomstac05 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,950 points)

    Great to hear you got it sorted and thanks for the feedback!

  • Jacquelinefromwis Level 1 (0 points)

    IT DID NOT WORK FOR ME STILL DOES NOT DO ANYTHING.I HAVE A SONY 8GB.

    SOMEONE PLEASE. TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,950 points)

    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.

  • Jacquelinefromwis Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Jacquelinefromwis Level 1 (0 points)

    Mac OS X 10.6.8

  • babowa Level 7 (29,950 points)

    Okay, here is some info on the built-in card reader:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3553

     

    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.

  • Jacquelinefromwis Level 1 (0 points)

    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

  • babowa Level 7 (29,950 points)

    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.

  • Jacquelinefromwis Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

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