USB card readers not working on unibody Macbook

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  1. danwalton

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    Hi, I have a unibody macbook and I am fairly new to OS X. I have a couple of USB multicard readers, both of which are no longer recognised by the mac. I have tried them on different computers and they both work, and have also tried different memory cards (SDs and Memorystick Pro Duos) none of which are recognised. I know that readers in OS X aren't recognised until a card is inserted.

    USB Flash drives work fine, as do USB external harddrives and my PSP in USB mode.

    I have looked on system profiler and the card readers don't show up there either.

    Any ideas? They are both generic card readers, which rules out manufacturer drivers and both worked fine until recently.
     
  2. huntere

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    Can't really help I;m afraid but I got a Kensington one as it was "known" to wok on OSX and is fine.
    Have you tried Apple forums of no-one here knows.
     
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    Test out the USB ports on your MacBook with a (say) mouse and ensure they're working. Otherwise, they'll need looking into by Apple technical support.
     
  4. danwalton

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    its very strange really. both USB ports work fine with all other accessories. I'll try apple technical support.

    Thanks guys
     

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