My Toshiba Laptop Won’t Recognize A 2GB SD Card

Digital (SD) Secure cards are referred to as “media bridge” according to, as they allow you to share files between computers, cameras, PDAs and many other electronic devices. If your Toshiba laptop isn’t recognizing the 2GB SD card though, the bridge collapses and you’re left with nothing but a piece the size of plastic postage stamps. If you cannot fix the problem through some basic issues, you may be forced to reformat the card and lose all data stored on it. Things you’ll need
computer with an SD card reader (separate from your Toshiba laptop)
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Hold the 2GB SD card with the label facing up and the contacts on the bottom facing the card reader slot on your Toshiba laptop. Press the card firmly into the reader until it snaps into place. Click the Windows “Start” button and select “My Computer” then look for your SD card under “Devices with Removable Storage”. If it does not appear, eject the card from the reader and reinsert it. If it’s still not readable by your laptop, go to Step 2.

Visit Toshiba’s support site and select your laptop model, then click “Go”. Click on the “Downloads” tab and select the card reader driver. Click “Download Now” and install the driver. Restart your computer when installation is complete and insert the SD card into the reader slot. Move to Step 3 if you are not already recognized.

eject the card and examine the contacts on the bottom for debris or corrosion. If you see rust or corrosion, the card may be beyond repair. Clean the contacts with a soft, lint-free cloth and replace the card in the card reader. Go to Step 4 if it still doesn’t work.

Insert the 2GB SD card into another device with a card reader. If it is not recognized, the card may be beyond repair. If it is recognized, go back to “Devices with Removable Storage” and right click on your card. Select “Format” and choose “FAT” from the drop-down menu. Click “Start”. Wait for the format to finish, then click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the desktop’s taskbar. Choose your 2GB SD card and click “Stop”. Remove the card when the “It is now safe to remove device” is displayed.
Insert the SD card into your Toshiba laptop’s card reader and look for it under “Devices with Removable Storage”.

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