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Merdoc807
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HP Pavilion dv2500 SD card drive not working

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I got a dv2500 model HP Pavilion, and I've never used the SD card slot before, I always thought it was some other kind of slot and never really bothered to check out what it is. Recently I noticed that it is an SD card slot, but it isnt working. I think the reason why might be because a few months ago I installed windows 7 and had to replace many of my drivers.

 

I'm not quite sure what driver I need though, any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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8lives
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Re: HP Pavilion dv2500 SD card drive not working

Did you try installing the HP Ricoh 5-in-1 driver for Vista.

 

 



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mehsat
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Re: HP Pavilion g 1216 st SD card drive not working

I got a dv2500 model HP Pavilion, and I've never used the SD card slot before, I always thought it was some other kind of slot and never really bothered to check out what it is. Recently I noticed that it is an SD card slot, but it isnt working. I think the reason why might be because a few months ago I installed windows 7 and had to replace many of my drivers.

 

I'm not quite sure what driver I need though, any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Cloud_Strider
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Re: HP Pavilion dv2500 SD card drive not working

@mehsat,

 

I understand that you upgraded to Windows 7 at one point and the card reader may not be working because it needs a driver.

 

Go to Start, search for Device Manager, and open this result.

Is there an item with an exclamation point?  It may be labeled as other or unknown.

If so, open the device and report the hardware ID under detail.  

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Big_Dave
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Re: HP Pavilion dv2500 SD card drive not working

Hi mehsat,

 

Please post the exact HP product number for your laptop. 

 

At least one model of the HP DV2500 series has a bios update that addresses the performance for reading SD cards. 

 

If the hardware IDs for the card reader indicate a Ricoh R5C833 model which is common in many of the older HP laptops then I can recommend a driver for that reader.

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