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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 05-24-2011 08:59 PM 1221 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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05-24-2011 08:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: memory card reader usb

My older USB 4 in 1 Reader died… Cannot xfer pics from camera…

I go to Fry’s and find a TON of them… at various inexpensive prices…

Here is a good starting point... searched for Memory Card Readers got 51 to choose from.

I got to wondering…

What are your Favorite card readers?
What are your favorite Brands of card readers?
Can you help me zero-in on a good card reader?

I have to get one ordered… so, when we get home, it will be waiting for me…

Thank you, in advance, for your help.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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Bertha

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 09:00 PM

Mine die pretty regularly. I just pick them up at WalMart. I’ve never paid much attention to the brand. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 09:43 PM

Fine a reasonably priced one. I’ve got about 4 scattered around and they seem to have a very useful life.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 11:54 PM

OK, after looking through the sorted list High-to-Low-Prices, I ordered
this one because I can do away with a Hub and use this one, it handles a lot of readers, can write also slot-to-slot, and is Hot Swappable…. and the shipping was only $2.99! (must be using USPS).

Thank you for your comments…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 07:46 AM

Joe…you ordered the right card reader, that’s exactly the one I was gona suggest!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 08:09 AM

Bob, thank you… That is good to know…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 02:38 PM

Joe can’t you read your memory card directly on your computer or your printer that is what I do.

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 04:25 PM

Joe can’t you just use the USB cable that came with the camera and plug the camera into the computer?

-- mrg

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 07:05 PM

OK… Thanks for the comments…

1. I have a Sony Vaio notebook… It does have slots for some memory cards (mostly, those that Sony makes)... it does NOT have a slot for the Old Fashioned CF Compact Flash card, which I have… and, as long as I can use them & they do the job I need for them to do, I will.

2. I also have an older Canon Powershot camera… it does not have any USB ports on it… I have to pull the card and push it into a card reade,r of some kind, in order to xfer the data.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 11:53 PM

Whoopeee…

I just received it…

I just plugged it in along with other goodies…

It worked… and Super Good!

BTW… this morning, I noticed that I could have gotten the same thing cheaper at Amazon! Close to $6 cheaper!
Oh well… I’ll check there before ordering next time…

All is well and HAPPY NOW!!
Thank you ALL for your help & comments.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 02:56 AM

OMG… Do I feel DUMB!!

I have a PowerShot A310 … I never saw anywhere where a cable could plug into the camera... never noticed anything about it in the manual…

After reading the last post, I started looking ALL AROUND the camera for anything unusual…
At the opposite end of where the card & batteries go, is a rubber bumper… That’s exactly what I thought it was… for some strange reason… a bumper!

Well, I fiddled with it… noticed that it was in a loose fit… gently played with it… it POPPED OPEN!

What do I see?!

A mini “Digital” USB socket… as well as a DC power socket!!

The USB Hub/Reader, that I just got, connects to the computer with a standard USB plug and a MINI USB plug going to the Unit… I don’t remember any cables like that coming with the camera! Will see if I can find’em.

BUT, it appears that all I had to do was connect my camera directly to my computer with Mini USB cable, which I’m sure I have a few around here somewhere! Man O man… DO I FEEL DUMB!!

I could have been using that connection YEARS AGO!! Duhhhhh… I FEEL SO DUMB…

I have a hard disk & printer plugged into the hub… so, I can’t just pull the plug and plug it into my camera…
I think I can plug a Mini USB cable (STD plug into a HUB slot & the Mini plug into the camera)... will try it and see what happens…

Thank you for that BIG clue!!

I don’t believe I have not seen this before… even in the manual!!

Unbelievable!

Thanks again!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 04:36 AM

I have one of those cameras also. I use the cable that came with it and plug the cable into the USB port. You have to slide the slide bar down beside the viewing screen (to view mode) then it simply transfers the photos. It will prompt you on the screen. simple as that.

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