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Larger SD cards (8G) not found by card reader

My Acer laptop 9303 has an SD card reader which works fine with most SD (not SDHC) cards ive tried up to 4GB in size, however i recently tried an 8GB SDHC card with some images on it, but the laptop does not even recognise it when inserted, I know the card contents are OK as it reads on another machine. I believe the Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated Flashmedia Controller chipset is on this machine, i see ver 2.0.0.6 from 1/9/2006 in the driver details tab, and im guessing i need an updated driver to make it work with SDHC cards maybe. However acers site doesnt seem to show anything newer, maybe im looking in the wrong place or can I perhaps use the driver for another laptop. Im running Vista Home. Many thanks
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sciphreCommented:
Your card reader is reported to work well with HP's driver:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-58364-1&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en

There appears to be an even newer 2.0.0.8 version around, but your mileage may vary if you choose that route.
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that, I had found that HP driver link before, but for some reason it wouldnt download, i managed it this time, and ran the SP35309.exe file. All seems to have installed okay.
Now i try an SD card, a 2G one to start with, i get an SD card icon appear in devices, but any attempt to click on it and you get the message "please insert a disc into drive x". If i try a bigger card, you dont even get the icon showing it recognises something in the slot.

Where now.. how best to get back to the older version, should I have "uninstalled" the previous version before running SP35309 ?

Thanks
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Have tried the roll back driver option in device properties, and looks like im back to being able to at least read the 2G and below SD cards, interestingly the blue SD card "icon" has stayed, is this something you can change anywhere? although this is fine as it makes it easier to identify. Looks like im back with version 2.0.0.6
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sciphreCommented:
Kind of odd, I don't know how to help you with that, I don't have the hardware to test it with.
You could maybe try a reboot with the new driver version see if that helps out, or try out the 2.0.0.8 version.
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Texas-Instruments-Media-Card-Reader-2008.shtml

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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
That site seems to only allow you to get the driver after installing their driver robot software hmm... i wonder where i can get just the driver?
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sciphreCommented:
There's a link on the page that leads here
http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Texas-Instruments-Media-Card-Reader-2008-Download-40305.html
which has a direct link that's obscured - says "Softpedia Mirror 1"
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Have just tried installing the version 2.0.0.8 (shows date of 02/05/2007) and bingo it works !! superb, am now able to see my 8G SDHC card and copy/delete files on it.  I had to resort to using the usb lead with the panasonic camera (Tz7) but it annoyingly wouldnt let you delete pictures on the camera/card in explorer, although you could copy them. Anyway thank you so much for the help.. looks like this is the solution if you want to use SDHC cards which appear unlike previous SD cards up to 2G in size.
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BenbobenAuthor Commented:
Many thanks... great advice, solution !!
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