How to Fix SD Card Not Detected or Recogonized on PC

You must have faced this issue when you insert or plug-in your SD card in card reader on your PC and you see an error that SD card is not recognized by your PC or it is not showing or detected. This problem or error may occur due to the device, system, or system issue.

So, to get rid of this issue or problem, we will help you troubleshoot it.

Solution #1:

Check if this issue is caused by card reader driver. For this, you need to open Device Manager. After opening Device Manager, you will see a huge list. You should see your card reader driver in that list. If there is a ‘yellow’ icon for your card reader driver, then definitely this is the issue with that driver.

SD Card Not Detected or Recogonized on PC [SOLVED]

After that, you have to update your card reader driver. You can simply access the manufacturer’s website to get the correct driver for your card reader.

After updating or installing the latest driver, your problem must be resolved.

Solution #2:

If your problem is not resolved, then see if the problem is actually with your SD card. If your SD card is damaged or broken, then your PC won’t be able to recognize it. You may try to plug-in the SD card in some other PC to see if it is fine. If it still doesn’t work, you should try cleaning your SD card. When it is done and card still doesn’t work, then definitely your SD card is damaged. In that case, you have to replace your SD card if it comes in warranty or buy a new card.

Solution #3:

See if problem is actually with your SD card reader and not SD card itself. If for some reason, your SD card reader is stucked with dust, then it may cause problem reading the data from your SD card. So, try to clean SD card reader and check if it helps.

Solution #4:

Find if SD card reader is disabled under BIOS settings or not. When you will restart your PC, then the very first screen should provide an option related to “BIOS” or “Settings”. After that, you can verify or check if SD card reader is actually disabled under BIOS settings or not.

Hope all these tips will help you fix problem about SD card is not recognized by your PC.

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