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hp pavilion memory card reader slot

by spy HH / July 2, 2007 8:57 AM PDT

hi, i own a Hp pavilion dv1000, and in the right bottom corner it has a memory reader slot and its said it reads: SD,MS,MS pro,MMC, SM & XD
but i have an SD memory from my digital camera and when i insert it i appears in my computer but it does not exactly read it, cause i can't access to it. Do i need to install some additional software?

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You may have to ...
by jackintucson / July 2, 2007 9:04 AM PDT

load the camera's software to read the SD but I wouldn't have thought so. I assume your camera is closing the pics as .jpg. If you're saying that only one slot will read all the different cards then it might be that the SD is not fully seating with the correct pin alignment. Have you tried a different reader just to make sure the card can be read at all??

and life goes on...


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by spy HH / July 3, 2007 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: You may have to ...

actually the memory card reader is integrated with the pc, and i also loaded the camera's software but that's not making any difference in the reader, any other ideas?

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What we need..
by jackintucson / July 3, 2007 6:56 AM PDT
In reply to: well

to determine is what is actually at fault here: the laptop's card reader or the SD itself. Have you tried using a different SD just to see if the reader works? Is there another reader available to test the SD? I assume you actually have pics on the SD by virtue of being able to see them on your camera. That means the SD works..but maybe only in the camera. See where I'm going with this?

I have several readers of different types and use several different SD formats (sticks, compact flash, micro/mini SDs). Sometimes a particular reader won't read a SD where another will.

and life goes on...


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by spy HH / July 3, 2007 7:56 AM PDT
In reply to: What we need..

well i think that there must be some software missing in the pc to make the reader work properly and as it seems, it didn't ship with the laptop. well, yes i've tried with other SD cards and the same thing appears, an icon in my computer but i can't open it. and the pictures still appear in the camera and when i use the camera's usb cable and plug it into the pc, yes i can see the images, so in this case, i've forced to use the camera as a SD card reader, kinda funny fact. Well, im pretty sure that the SD is not damaged cause i just bought it a week ago and it works perfectly with the camera.

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I agree..
by jackintucson / July 3, 2007 8:03 AM PDT
In reply to: ok...

The memory slot seems to be the culprit. It may be time to contact the manufacturer. The laptop came pre-loaded so all the drivers were installed...or should have been. Sorry about the hardware malfunction. Hope you can get it fixed. Good luck!!

and life goes on...


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(NT) thanks!
by spy HH / July 3, 2007 8:33 AM PDT
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Driver download link
by mike_lowry / August 13, 2007 12:50 PM PDT


I had the exact same problem with my HP zv6000 laptop. I did a whole lot of searching on the net and found this site which had drivers for my card reader. I typed in your laptop model (dv1000) and came up with this link.

Try downloading and installing this and see if it works. If not you might be able to type in "HP Pavilion dv1000 media card reader drivers" in the search on this site and try downloading the drivers from the links that it brings up. If the actual download link is acting funny and not downloading the actual driver install (as it was doing for me), just click the Mirror site link and it should download the actual driver install file that you need.
Hope this works for you (if you haven't already figured it out)

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zv 6000
by erichinsocal / September 5, 2007 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Driver download link

I also have an HP pavilion zv6000, did installing the new drivers work?? Do you know the link were you got them from??

Did you only have the problem with certain S. D. cards, some cards when I put it in the laptop read fine others they say they?re not formatted

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Here is a driver for the media card reader that fixed my HP
by donaram / March 16, 2008 3:46 AM PDT

I have an HP Pavilion ZV6000 (ZV6130US) laptop (2005)running XP pro that wouldn't read any 2GB SD card I tried. The message when I plugged it in was The card is not formated. If I tried to format it it would render the card unreadable by any other device. I updated to this driver and now it reads the SDHC cards. I had exchanged the one I "formated" because even my Vista machine couldn't fix it.

HP media driver support

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ZV6000 media reader won't read 8gb mini SD card
by windstrings / August 7, 2008 2:54 AM PDT

This is the driver I run and I cannot read my 8gb trascend mini SD card... the card is fine and my printer reads it fine... just not my card reader in my computer... I contacted HP and they know of no other driver that will work?

I anyone knows of another driver that will do the trick, please let me know

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For this I use a small external reader.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 3:10 AM PDT
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HP integrated card reader problem
by kanoftuna / May 25, 2011 3:40 PM PDT

the problem is the card reader does not read High Capacity SD cards. If you look at your SD card you will see it says SD and under it you will see HC, this means its a High Capacity card and the card readers that are integrated in the Pavilion and laptop computers that came with XP or Vista on them will not read the newer SD/HC cards. Only way I have found around it is to use a USB card reader that does support HC SD cards

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SD card readers may not read SDHC cards or cards >2GB
by Spakez / May 27, 2011 3:09 AM PDT

Usually it is a card reader that has reached a hardware limitation - i.e. old technology once again left in the dust. This problem is almost always due to the 2GB size read limitation on SD cards and readers around year 2006-2007 hardware. If your card is an SDHC, then the simplest cheapest solution is to go buy an external card reader and plug it into a USB port (from $5 - $20 max).

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