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  1. #1
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    Should I get a card reader?

    The software that came with my Canon SD 1200 IS isn't working properly. I get a Code 28 error in my Device Manager, but there are no driver updates at the Canon site, with Canon tech support or at the Dell or Microsoft sites.

    Would it work for me to get a card reader, or would I possibly run into the same difficulties?

  2. #2
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    A card reader will let you use a file manager to drag and drop files from the memory card to your hard drive. You can then manipulate those files with whatever working software you have.
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
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  3. #3
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    Card readers are a no brainer. They're always a good idea, IMO.

  4. #4
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    Card reader is the way to go... it's logical choice. Unless you like to do problem shootings on the computer.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  5. #5
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    Thanks, it's just that I don't want to run into another problem about drivers. Doesn't a card reader come with an CD and cable cord? How can I be sure it will work if the camera software doesn't?

  6. #6
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    A card reader works like a USB thumb drive. I haven't seen a USB thumb drive that doesn't work on any computer so far.
    Most of them have no software to install - nothing complicate. Just insert and Windows should just detect it. Just make sure it can run capacity higher than 2GB.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dahlia View Post
    Thanks, it's just that I don't want to run into another problem about drivers. Doesn't a card reader come with an CD and cable cord? How can I be sure it will work if the camera software doesn't?
    No, it's about as simple as possible. If this doesn't work, nothing will.

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