internal card reader

  iqs 14:39 26 Aug 2007

Hello,My PC came installed with a combined card reader and floppy drive.The card reader has worked fine for months,but today when I switched the PC on, the three card icons were missing from MY computer.I have tried each slot,the memory cards are not detected.Any help please.Thanks

  Dipso 15:04 26 Aug 2007

The can be due to a build up of static. Try this -

Turn the computer off as normal.
Turn off the PSU switch (l/0switch) on the back of PC if it has one.
Press and hold the front power switch for 30seconds (up to one minute).
Turn the computer on again at back of PC (PSU switch)
Turn PC on via front power switch

The card reader icons should now reappear.

  Dipso 15:05 26 Aug 2007

Sorry should read "This can be due..."

  iqs 15:08 26 Aug 2007

Hi Dipso ,and thanks for the help The card reader is now working,Cheers,Mike

  Dipso 15:17 26 Aug 2007

Excellent. You may find you need to do this once in a while.

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