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brit27
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SD slot not working?

Postby brit27 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:44 am

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z710 running Mint.
When I put the sd card in its slot it doesn't show up.
Is there a driver or update I'm missing so I can use this?

Thanks :)

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Re: SD slot not working?

Postby Mute Ant » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:36 pm

In the past this problem has been a user trying to use an SDHC card in an SD reader...the electronic equivalent of putting a DVD into a CD drive...

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-z710-17-3-core-i7-4700mq-16-gb-ram-1-tb-hybrid-drive/specs/
Card Reader: Type: 2 in 1 card reader: Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

http://www.integralmemory.com/faq/cards-what-difference-between-sdhc-and-sd-cards

o A SD card will normally work in a SDHC device (possibly with lower performance). SD cards are in the following capacities 4,8,16,32,64,128,256 512MB and 1GB, 2GB only.

o A SDHC card will not work in a SD device such as a camera or reader. SDHC cards are in the following capacities 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB

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Re: SD slot not working?

Postby brit27 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:37 pm

Mute Ant wrote:In the past this problem has been a user trying to use an SDHC card in an SD reader...the electronic equivalent of putting a DVD into a CD drive...

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-z710-17-3-core-i7-4700mq-16-gb-ram-1-tb-hybrid-drive/specs/
Card Reader: Type: 2 in 1 card reader: Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

http://www.integralmemory.com/faq/cards-what-difference-between-sdhc-and-sd-cards

o A SD card will normally work in a SDHC device (possibly with lower performance). SD cards are in the following capacities 4,8,16,32,64,128,256 512MB and 1GB, 2GB only.

o A SDHC card will not work in a SD device such as a camera or reader. SDHC cards are in the following capacities 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB


Thank you!
I took a peek at the card in my camera and it was an SDHC!
I switched it out with one that said SD took a test picture and popped it into my computer and it worked!

I would have never realized it was just the card type. :)


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