What is ‘Realtek Card Reader not working’ issue in Windows 10?
In this post, we are going to discuss on “How to fix Realtek Card Reader not working Windows 10”. You will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘Realtek Card Reader’: Realtek Card Reader is device allows you to read media cards like memory cards from digital cameras. You can connect the Realtek Card Reader device to your Windows 10/8/7 computer into USB port and transfer files between the computer and media card. Realtek Card Reader driver is essential software allows your Windows computer to interface with your card reader.
Realtek Card Reader driver update is necessary in case if you facing some issues with Realtek Card Reader and to improve performances like to enable USB 2.0 transfer speed for faster data transfer. It is primarily manufactures communications network integrated circuits, computer peripheral integrated circuits and multimedia integrated circuits.
However, several users reported that they faced ‘Realtek Card Reader not working Windows 10’ issue on their Windows 10 computer when they tried to access their crucial DSD card data. This issue indicates you are unable to access your SD card/memory card’s data in Windows 10 computer for some reasons. In sort, your Windows computer is stuck on ‘SD card not recognised’ issue which is highly nerve-wracking and pretty common issue.
The possible reason behind the issue can be the outdated/corrupted Realtek Card Reader driver or USB driver, installed problematic Windows update, issue with SD card/memory card connections and other reasons. Updating Realtek Card Reader driver to latest & compatible version or uninstall the current Realtek Card Reader driver version and reinstall the correct driver version in computer in order to fix the issue. Let’s go for the solution.
How to fix Realtek Card Reader not working Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘Realtek Card Reader not working’ issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’
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Method 2: Fix Realtek Card Reader not working issue with Windows 10 troubleshoot
Step 1: Insert SD card/memory card into your computer’s card reader. Open ‘Control Panel’ in Windows 10 via Windows Search Box, type ‘Troubleshoot’ in Search Bar in Control Panel and open it
Step 2: Select ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter from the list of troubleshooters, and click ‘Run the troubleshooters’ button, and follow on-screen instructions to finish troubleshooting. Once done, please check if the issue is resolved.
Method 3: Check Realtek Card Reader hardware issue
This issue can be occurred due to issue with Realtek Card Reader hardware. Let’s check it.
Step 1: Look into SD card reader hardware. You should make sure your Realtek Card Reader you are using is compatible with your current Windows OS version installed in your computer. This issue can be occurred due to incompatibly issue between old reader and current operating system and incompatibility between memory card format and old reader.
Step 2: Check USB cable. You should make sure there is no issue with USB cable (if you using USB cable for SD card reader connection to computer). You can replace the existing USB card with a different one in order to fix the issue.
Step 3: Check USB port of computer. You should make you are connecting Realtek Card Reader USB to correct USB port of your computer and there is no issue with USB port. You can disconnect and connect to another USB port of your computer and check if it works for you.
Step 4: Check golden chip of Realtek Card Reader. You should check to see whether the SD card turns Black. If it is, gold finger has oxidized, you will need to use an eraser to remove the oxide layer. After that, look to see if SD card is damaged.
Method 4: Name SD Card drive and make Realtek Card Reader available
One possible way to fix the issue is to assign drive letter to SD card.
Step 1: Open ‘Disk Management’ tool in Windows 10 via Windows Search Box
Step 3: Check both your hard drive disk and SD card drive on the list. If there is no drive letter beside your SD card, right-click on it and select ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths’
Step 4: In the opened window, click ‘Add or Change’ option and type ‘H:‘ and then hit ‘Ok’ button to save the changes and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 5: Update Realtek Card Reader Driver/SD card Reader Driver or USB driver
Updating Realtek Card Reader driver/SD card driver can resolve the issue.
Step 1: Open ‘Device Manager’ in Windows 10 via Windows Search Box and expand the device entries
Step 2: Right-click on your Realtek Card Reader or SD card reader driver under ‘Disk Drives’ or ‘Memory Technology Devices’ category, and select ‘Update Driver’ and follow on-screen instructions to finish update process.
Step 3: Once done, restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
Download or reinstall Realtek Card Reader driver update in Windows 10 [Automatically]
You can also try to update all Windows drivers including Realtek Card Reader driver/SD card reader driver using Automatic Driver Update Tool. You can get this tool through button/link below.
I am sure this post helped you on How to fix Realtek Card Reader not working Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.