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Q: Sony Memory Stick Reader & Windows XP

I just got a Sony Brand USB Memory Stick Reader and installed it on WinXP - hassle free, no drivers required.

However, when I insert a Memory Stick, no drive letter is assigned to the stick. The Drive shows up in Windows XP's Disk Management but without a Letter. If I try to assign a letter, it says I need to reboot the computer.

If I reboot, a letter will be assigned and I can read from the memory stick without a problem - BUT when I reinsert the Stick, the same thing happens! Basically I have to reboot everytime I want to read one of my memory sticks....

I don't think its supposed to work this way....

Any suggestions!??

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Is there any way to find a driver that will allow me to use a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7?

A:Drivers for Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7.

Quote: Originally Posted by Roboticon

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've been trying to install a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A but every time I do, it says that it cannot find the drivers. I've attempted to download and install some versions of the drivers meant for older versions of Windows, but those didn't work either.

Is there any way to find a driver that will allow me to use a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7?

Welcome to the forum,

All I see is an XP Driver here,

Sony eSupport - MSAC-US1A - Software Updates & Drivers

You can try installing in Compatibility Mode
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A:Sony Memory stick reader

Hi, solved my own problem!! I tried right clking "My Computer">properties>Device Manager>looked down the list & found "other devices", opened and saw something with MSAC-US1, which is on my memory stick reader, doble clked, it asked if I wanted to find the best driver> yes> and kept saying yes till it was done. It works!! Wooohoooo! Hope this helps someone else.
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A:Sony Memory Stick Duo Issue

Welcome to the TSG Forum
Have you tried a new Sony memory card to see if the camera works correctly with it ???

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and welcome to the Forum

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Quote: Originally Posted by chrisssj2

Current Memory:
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New memory


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It ain't so-dimm.

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newyork716 said:

Does anyone know how I can get this to work on my SONY laptop? Click to expand...

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The source of the card reader malfunction is probably due to soda spilled into the slots, which occurred several months ago when I was on an airplane

I have to ask-- was this a Cola????

the syrup that Coke and Pepsi put in their drinks to make a Cola --instead of say
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when I haul a load of syrup for Coke I have to put a Oxidizer (Haz-Mat) Placard
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if the warranty is void and you feel adventurous you could try to remove the main
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you will have to wait on a post from some one more into laptops than I am---
if wires and you cut them????
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As it is brand new, you need to get the matter put right by the reseller while your Sony is under warranty.
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I slung an SSD drive into the laptop a couple of months ago but after installing everything else without an issue, the SD card slots aren't working.
Frustrating as I've got some work I need from my SD cards onto the laptop

My laptop is a Sony Vaio VPCF11Z1E, running Win 7 & all up-to-date.
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Any help would be much appreciated, I think this is the only time since about '96 I've had this issue)
Temp work around:
Sling cards into gopro - and hook up via USB, heh.

A:Sony Vaio - SD card reader not working after Win 7 re-install

Quote: Originally Posted by RobF50

Hey guys,

I slung an SSD drive into the laptop a couple of months ago but after installing everything else without an issue, the SD card slots aren't working.
Frustrating as I've got some work I need from my SD cards onto the laptop

My laptop is a Sony Vaio VPCF11Z1E, running Win 7 & all up-to-date.
I found the drivers on the sony site (Sony : VPCF11Z1E/BI updates | Download updates for VPCF11Z1E/BI) but each time I've unistalled the default drivers it doesn't seem to let install the ones I downloaded (via the device manager). If I try to update it, win7 seems to be a smart arse and not allow me to use the drivers I want.

Any help would be much appreciated, I think this is the only time since about '96 I've had this issue)

Temp work around:
Sling cards into gopro - and hook up via USB, heh.

Hi RobF50,

Please let me know what happen when you try to install the driver directly or updating from the device manager.

Also, check this link below which might be useful:

Windows 7 has stopped my SD card reader from working. - Microsoft Community

Let us know if it helps.
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