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05-02-2011 05:23 PM
I have an HP Slimline desktop computer accept a memory stick produo? I have a video camera that I am trying to move videos onto the computer from, but this is the only way to do it. Beneath the memory card drive it says SD, MS and xD. I cannot use an adapter according to the video camera makers to get it to work on the computer.
So how can I tell if my computer will accept it straight without any adapter?
05-03-2011 12:34 PM
Model # s5212y
That almost doesn't seem right to me, but thats what I get under Computer then going to Properties. Hopefully it will take this because it says I can't use a card reader it has to be able to accept it straight on its own. But if thats the truth who knows.
05-04-2011 05:32 AM
According to this page, it does have the ability: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam
Memory Stick (MS) and Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro)
I do not understand this comment "it says I can't use a card reader it has to be able to accept it straight on its own" Where does this come into the discussion and from where?
05-16-2011 07:02 PM
That is in relation to the card reader. A card reader doesn't it plug into a USB port? The video camera instructions say that using a card reader to view the info on the Memory Stick Pro Duo is not suggested. Not sure actually why.
05-17-2011 04:43 AM
Well, that changes the question you asked. If the camera maker says not to use a card reader, then just use the cable that came with the camera and connect it to the computer (either USB or Firewire, depending on the cable) and then open "My Computer". Look for the camera and card and use the camera as the source.
06-04-2011 02:35 PM
If your computer is anything like my HP Pavilion Laptop (which I suspect it is), the card reader port is on the side of your case, probably near a USB port or two.
If you attempt to insert the Memory Stick Pro Duo card into the card reader slot without one of the commonly available 'adaptors', you'll likely notice that the card flops around loosely in the slot. THIS IS NOT what you want. (Don't drop it in!!) What you need is an adaptor or 'carrier' to insert the Pro Duo card into......then you insert the ADAPTOR into the slot. The adaptor is almost twice as thick and about 50% longer than the 'miniature' card and you will feel some physical 'resistance' as it snugly fits into the card reader slot.
UNFORTUNATELY......HP has a notation on their website stating that HP laptops "do not currently support Memory Stick PRO DUO cards."
This is a bummer for many Sony camera and HP computer owners who, like you and me, would love to make the two technologies work together. I've posted a message on this forum to try and find someone who has the best solution.....either by modifying the computer, or purchasing some sort of accessory card reader that can be plugged into one of the USB slots. Keep snooping around here and hopefully (for both of us) we'll see an answer, soon!
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03-21-2013 12:52 AM
I'm having trouble finding my model of HP on their website. It is a laptop HP ProBook 4430s. Using Windows 7 and runs a Celeron prosseser. I just bought a Sony Cyber Shot camera and it uses a memory stick. Before I go and buy one to later find out that my laptop don't read it, I would like to know if this, probook4430s, will read a Sony Memory Stick using the card reader. If you could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appriciated. Thank You.
03-21-2013 11:32 AM
I understand you have some questions regarding Sony's memory stick and the card reader of the 4430s.
Page 9 of this sheet details what cards the card reader supports. Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro will work fine, but the Memory Stick Pro Duo cards will need an adapter to convert it to a Memory Stick Pro similar to the one in the image below.
Let me know if this answered your question.