I want to thank all of you who expressed concerned about the problem I was having with my SDHC Card. I knew that it was going to be something simple. Even though I found a solution, I’m still not totally sure of the reason that it didn’t work. However, what I found was the product of several problems.
First, even though I have heard that it is best to use a card reader, I have always used the USB cable to transfer the files from my camera to my computer. Well I discovered that this cable had become defective.
Second, when I purchased my camera, it came with a free card reader. This card reader is also defective. I tried several different cards and none of them would work with it.
Third, my wife had a card reader that we used to read the cards from our point and shoot camera. I tried using it and it wouldn’t see the card either.
Then Jimi responded to my post and sent me a link to an article. It didn’t really answer my question, but it caused me to realize that the card reader that my wife had was manufactured before the High Capacity cards were produced. Therefore, the card reader couldn’t read the SDHC card.
So today I purchased a SDHC card reader for $7.99 at Target and it did the trick. Now both cards are 8 GB cards although they were made by different manufactures. I’m still confused as to why I was able to read one card and not the other. However, I really don’t care as long as it works.
Thanks again Jimi! If you ever come to Birmingham, please look me up, dinner is on me.