Well, you learn something new every day. I have been grasping and pulling the insert out of my Acer laptop and cursing it, like Bigaldoc, when having to retrieve the card from it but Ken, you are right, it is spring loaded. (Lol, I just read the manual too, it tells you to "push". Duh!)That sounds like a dud card slot, I've never come across an SD slot that doesn't work on spring loaded push to eject.
As far as my desktop system is concerned, I gave up on the card slots working long ago (probably a dust thing and they aren’t spring loaded but that may be a dust thing as well) but I was fortunate enough to get a Fuji USB XD reader free as a promotion with my Fuji camera and I use that (although that sometimes has problems, probably a dust thing too).
Anyway, thanks for the tips.
Mmmm, an extra card. I could have got one today as well as I cancelled a mobile phone contract and had accumulated points that would have bought me one.Just buy another card so that when you take one out the other goes in.
I can’t operate without it and have to have everything including hidden files/folders, file types, detail display, etc. although I have to say that working with images, thumbnails are pretty handy sometimes. I detest the (apparent) loss of control in newer versions of Windows.Windows Explorer is my "friend" and unlike a lot of people who look for alternatives, I've never objected to that part of Windows, including Windows 7...
I'm still not convinced that there is nothing that can be done about the driver method. I can understand the initial invocation of Control Panel perhaps not being modifiable/enhanceable but I don’t understand how it can further maintain control of the invocation of Explorer or, subsequently, PV. However, as I said, it is now immaterial as a) the Fuji FinePix software is invoked when using the cable and b) I’ve taken the sensible advice and decided to refrain from using USB in favor of using the card directly.
However, another thing that I thought of as a good reason perhaps for not removing the card is the flimsy plastic attachments they use for the covers of compartments like that. My partner’s camera’s battery cover hinge broke soon after she bought it and now she has to use tape to keep it closed. Unfortunately, the only place to “stick” the tape is over the card compartment, lol, so quite a rigmarole every time she has to change batteries or access her card..