I had a card reader installed onto my new PC, I tried to use it today for the first time and when I insert SD card nothing happens, no busy sign no photos nothing i have not used a card reader before, I used USB how can I check if the reader is installed correctly.
Morning! Can you use the USB port that you plugged the reader into for another USB device (alternatively plug the reader into another, known to be good, USB port). I am trying to eliminate either the reader or your USB as the cause of your problem as it should pick up straight away and show in Device Manager.
is the card reader listed in windows explorer as a drive letter i.e. 'E' (floppy =A hard drive =C CDROM ='D') if so you can test it by copying small picture file from 'C' to 'E' and see if its working ;)
If you connect your card reader (I'm assuming you have XP as it's a new PC) and then right click on My Computer and select Explore, the card reader should be listed under the next letter following those allocated to your floppy, HDD, CD/DVD-ROM and/or rewriter.
If it is a 4, 5, 6, 7 or more in-1 card reader then several letters may be listed i.e H, I, J and K.
Ensure you have your Secure Digital card in the reader and check each letter listed until you discover which "drive" letter brings up the card's contents. Remember for future reference.
If you have a multi-card reader (4in1, 6in1, 8in1 etc) and the drive letters e.g. H, I, J, K etc, are appearing make sure you are inserting your Secure Digital card the correct way up in the slot. Norman