Built-in card reader won't read compact flash

January 12, 2011 at 10:42:26
Specs: Windows 7
new computer with windows 7.has a built in card reader.looked at driver and it is up to date.device says it is working properly.when I insert compact flash card the light in the reader comes on blinks a couple of times then stays on.But nothing happens.In my computer nothing shows up and the card is formated by a canon 7d

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#1
January 12, 2011 at 10:44:36
the card may be too large for the internal reader. Try a usb reader and see if it works:
http://www.google.com/search?q=code...

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#2
January 14, 2011 at 02:23:45
I can't think why, but why not use the usb cable provided and Canon software to download the images.
If you have lost the cable if it's like my little A2000 it's a standard mini usb fitting at the camera end and easy to get, my previous Canon used the same fitting.
The Canon software is available from Canon for Windows 7 and is handy as it gives you a choice whether to downoad all or some images and if you leave some on the camera it's smart enough to know which you have already downloaded next time you connect it.

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#3
January 14, 2011 at 06:47:53
camera cables are not reliable and also I do not use any camera software, half the time a PC has problems with them. A card reader is much better and more reliable and quicker. Picasa from google is free and has awesome easy editing features. Much better than canon, kodak, HP software that try to take over a PC.

The only thing a camera cable is good for is if you have pics on the internal memory, you can access them.

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#4
January 14, 2011 at 09:42:31
thanks for the advice but problem was solved.When my son installed another drive he forgot to give the card reader a name or letter to identify it.works fine now

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