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2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 09, 2015 10:03PM
After taking a ton of photos for my youngest's first prom, I got to plug the SD card into the mini and.. nuttin happened !

Aargh.

I use the slot VERY rarely. But it always works.

Any ideas, o great gurus ?
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: LyleH
Date: May 09, 2015 10:13PM
Do you have a USB - SD/SDHC Card Reader that will let you plug an SD card into it? That would help to prove it's the SD card or the slot that's misbehaving. I have a Vivitar VIV-RW-3000-BLK Reader/Writer that lets me do that.

LyleH
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 09, 2015 10:24PM
Or a cable to go direct from the camera to the USB port.





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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: max
Date: May 09, 2015 11:39PM
Slide the card in again. And wait a minute.
If it does not work, do it again...


For some reason these things get wonky....
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 09, 2015 11:39PM
Restart into Safe Boot and restart?






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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 09, 2015 11:40PM
Or Shut Down and unplug for 10-15min and then plug in and restart?






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: billb
Date: May 10, 2015 04:41AM
probably full of dandelion stem sap



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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 10, 2015 07:12AM
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billb
probably full of dandelion stem sap

LOL!
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 10, 2015 10:57AM
Ugh... old SD card reader was also b0rked. I finally used my son's MBP (HIS card slot works), and read them onto a flash drive and moved that onto the mini. Obviously my mini has a date with an air compressor, and perhaps a magnifying glass and a non-conductive probe to clean the crud out of the slot. Meh..
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: MEG
Date: May 11, 2015 08:19AM
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cbelt3
Ugh... old SD card reader was also b0rked. I finally used my son's MBP (HIS card slot works), and read them onto a flash drive and moved that onto the mini. Obviously my mini has a date with an air compressor, and perhaps a magnifying glass and a non-conductive probe to clean the crud out of the slot. Meh..

Isn't the home-remedy to dab a bit of alcohol on a lint free cloth and wrap the cloth around an old/bad/no-longer-useful SD card and insert and remove the card a couple times to clean out the contacts.

My kids MacBook also has a date with this. smiling smiley
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: Manlove
Date: May 11, 2015 10:20AM
I just opened my 2012 Mini and it was filthy!
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 11, 2015 03:13PM
If you can't get your SD card slot working (or even if you can), I found this to be a really good, inexpensive SD card reader: [www.amazon.com]
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Re: 2012 Mac Mini SD Card slot no worky... ?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 11, 2015 03:56PM
FYI all 4 SD card reader Macs we use (Mini 2011, 2x Mini 2012 and 15" MBPro retina 2013) only recognize the inserted SD card about half of the time. The Minis get dust blown out of them at roughly 6 month intervals but the MBP hasn't, but I haven't noticed that makes a difference.
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