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Approximately a month ago the card reader on my laptop quit working correctly. I say correctly, because it obviously still recognizes when I insert the card and remove it because I get that tell-tale chime. It used to open a window asking what I wanted to do as far as opening files, or viewing photos etc. It no longer does that nor does the card show up in "My Computer". I am using Windows XP Pro, with all the current updates. OBTW, the USB ports all still work fine, and I can even put my card in a USB thumb drive adapter and read it fine. It is just through the card reader itself that it fails.

Thank you for any assistance.

Nasshorn

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Have you tried to plug it into ANOTHER computer and see if it works?
Certain windows services that you disable may also affect your card reading/USB ports....

Try using a friend's computer and post back your results..

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have you check the device manager for any errors?

or it might be that the card reader socket is faulty... if it still under warranty send it for servicing...

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Thanks for the replies. Yes I have tried the cards in other computers and they work fine. It is not the cards it is the reader.

I kind of think that it started when I used the "safely remove hardware" app before removing either the card or an external hard drive.

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