Hi, My Inspiron 6000 is not recognising SD card.It is a Canon 8MB SD Memory Card . I could browse through it when connected through my Camcorder and printer.
When i insert the card into the slot, i could hear no click sound or spring action , even after pushing it to the maximum (almost the full card goes inside). Is this normal or a click sound should be heard ? And no indication of SD card being recognised by the OS.
Under Device Manager Secure Digital Hostcontroller and SDA Standard Compliant SD-Hostcontroller are without exclamation marks.
The OS is Windows XP , Service Pack 2. SD card is a 9 pin card.
Thanks for the reply. An external Card reader looks like a good option if i am not able to sort this problem out.
And does the SD card click to its position when putting in an Inspiron 6000 ? In my system there is no click sound and it goes in all the way in without any resistance. Opinions from users of Inspiron 6000 please .
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately there is no click sound , it barely goes in fully without any resistance.I have to use the finger nail to pull it out. Looks like there is some problem with the slot. Any thoughts ?
You may not hear an audible click when the card slides in all the way, but you should feel it lock. If is a spring lock, and it should go in past the lock point, with the spring pushing back a little. As you release, it should catch. To remove, you push in again and it should come out a quarter inch or so.
On my Axim, I use the edge of a fingernail to push it in, both to lock it and release it.
If the spring is not working, then it needs to be replaced.
I just purchased the Inspiron 710m not knowing the SD card reader can only read up to 1GB. Has Dell come up with a fix? Knowing this I wouldn't have bought this laptop! Come on Dell, don't let me down.
Thank you Dell-Rollie for the insight. It looks like the spring is not working, so either i have to replace it or live with it.
I still have the warranty left but i am not sure if i should send it back for such a thing , taking into consideration the delay in getting the system back. And i could always access the SD card through other devices like camera. Or may be i could buy a separate SD card reader.
In case i am sending it for repair to Dell (with warranty still valid), who pays for the postal charges ? I must bear the cost or Dell have some agreement with some courier services like UPS so that customers can send their systems with guarantee for repair free of cost ?
If your system is under warranty, then all costs are covered by Dell. If it requires a depot service, then we send you a box, and an pre-paid airbill to ship it to the depot. Last time I checked, it was 3-5 days for repair, and then shipped back to you.
I would contact Technical Support about the problem, even if you do not want to send it back at this time. Documenting the problem with Technical Support is a good idea, even if you do not have the repair done right away.