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  • Recycling A PC Internal Card Reader - Make it External & Portable

    Yea that is easier lol, some projects just don't work out the way we want them too I suppose. But hey it's still a good general purpose troubleshooting step that helps alleviate a decent amount of problems so it's still good info to share

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  • Recycling A PC Internal Card Reader - Make it External & Portable

    Not sure if you ever got an answer to your question but if you're still interested I might have a solution. The most likely way to get this to work without a driver straight from the manufacturer would be to see if windows has a built in driver that it can default to for card readers. I honestly don't know off the top of my head if it does but you can test this. Start by going to device manager under the control panel then right click on the device (since it doesn't have a correctly installed driver it should show up as yellow designating an error) and select "update driver software". There will be two options: "search automatically for updated driver software" and "browse my computer for driver software", select the second option. Here you'll see a drop do...see more »Not sure if you ever got an answer to your question but if you're still interested I might have a solution. The most likely way to get this to work without a driver straight from the manufacturer would be to see if windows has a built in driver that it can default to for card readers. I honestly don't know off the top of my head if it does but you can test this. Start by going to device manager under the control panel then right click on the device (since it doesn't have a correctly installed driver it should show up as yellow designating an error) and select "update driver software". There will be two options: "search automatically for updated driver software" and "browse my computer for driver software", select the second option. Here you'll see a drop down menu and a browse button to select where the folder is for downloaded driver software, ignore these and instead select the option below these that says "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer". A list of common hardware types will pop up and you can select drivers from these different types that relate to the device you are trying to install. Find one that closely matches the type of device and try installing it. If there are more than one type that seem like they could be the correct one try the first one on the list and if it doesn't work simply uninstall the driver manually and repeat this process until you find one that works.

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