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Hopefully easy question - SDHC

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pascal, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. pascal

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    Hello,
    Recently purchased a 4Gb SDHC card for a replacement camera that Canon sent me to replace a factory issue failure on a 5 year old camera. My computer will not read the memory card. Reads regular SD cards. I need an external adapter, correct? Thanks for the info.
    pascal
     
  2. kc8ykd

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    Yes, although, some hardware manufacturers offer updates for legacy hardware to support SDHC cards.

    If your computer manufacturer does not offer an update you can get this:
    http://www.meritline.com/usb-card-reader-all-in-1-765---p-34532.aspx

    or a similar adapter to read the card.

    Also, your camera may need a firmware upgrade to read the SDHC card. You can check this by simply putting the new card into the camera and seeing if it's recognized. If it's not, it requires an update. If it does, it's good to go.
     

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  3. pascal

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  4. kc8ykd

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    No problem.

    If you hunt around on their site you'll find various other adapters if that one isn't the color/form factor you want.

    In the search box just type 'SDHC' and it will return all the compatible adapters (they carry a bunch and I just picked one from the list for the link).
     
  5. pascal

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  6. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

  7. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    yeah i picked up a card reader at wal-mart last December for like 18 bucks. it reads like 33 cards in 1. although i only use it for my 8 gig sdhc card...

    good luck man.
     
  8. pascal

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    Thanks to all for your advice and responses. My computer has everything built in but a SDHC. Will get one soon.
    pascal
     
  9. You need to buy an adapter reader. You simply put the SDHC card in the HC ready reader then plug into your computer usb and off you go. I use a Nikon digital SLR but for small family functions I have a Canon Digital cam 12mp 18x zoom that uses 8gig SDHC cards. The reader came free with the A-data 150x speed 8gig card. But most of my SDHC cards are Sandisk extreme III 8 and 16 gig.
     
  10. pascal

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    Bought an ativa sd/sdhc to USB port adaptor for 5.99. When installed XP says its not on the compatability list, but I installed anyway. Seems to work fine with a PNY 8Gb SDHC. At last.
    pascal
     
  11. WellArmedSheep

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    Ala-freakin'-bama
    What model is the card reader? You may be able to just upgrade the firmware for the reader to use SDHC cards. My TEAC USB card reader wouldn't read SDHC cards until I downloaded and installed the newest version of the firmware.
     
  12. pascal

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    Hello WellArmedSheep,
    I found a $5.00 adapter that plugs into the USB port, so I'm good to go. the multi card reader was built into the Acer computer, so I don't know what model it is or if I can upgrade it. Now my problem is that I copied all the pictures onto the computer. Need to figure out how to get them back on the card in the correct format, so I can use the cables to connect the camera to the tv and show the pictures on it. Technology isn't it great!
    rhtwist
     
  13. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Just copying the pictures to the computer would not have changed the format of the files ... just copy them back to the original folder on the card.
     
  14. pascal

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    tHANKs Sgt. Schultz,
    Worked like I knew what I was doing, only because you told me what to do, and then I did know what I was doing, at least in it's infancy stages. Thanks Kind Sir.
    pascal