Windows 10: Working O2Micro card reader driver for Dell Latitude E6530?

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  1.    11 Feb 2018 #1

    Working O2Micro card reader driver for Dell Latitude E6530?

    Has anyone found a *working* SD card reader driver for Windows 10 x64 for a Dell Latitude E6530? Whatever windows installs by default seems to be a dummy or stub driver. It shows no problems but doesn't actually work. Plug a card in and it makes the sound but doesn't appear in Explorer or anywhere else.

    I tried Dell's driver for an O2Micro card reader for the Latitude E6520 (and others) but that one says EVERY card has to be formatted, or says a card needs to be inserted when attempting to open the drive with a card plugged in that shows up perfectly fine on any other computer. O2 Micro OZ600xxx Memory Card Reader Driver Driver Details | Dell US <-installs without complaint but doesn't function correctly on the E6530
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  2.    11 Feb 2018 #2

    Try running the Windows Update MiniTool with the "Include drivers" checkbox checked (right-click the exe file and select "Run as administrator" when you run the tool). It does a pretty good job of finding working drivers for most of the PCs I've used it on. You'll hear lots of members inveigh against driver checkers/updaters here on TenForums. This one is free, and your device is already not working properly. So you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by trying it out. Hope it works for you!

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    PS: the first 3 drivers on this download page from the french driver site also look potentially interesting for you, if WUMT fails to deliver the goods: O2Micro
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  3.    17 Feb 2018 #3

    WUMT didn't find a driver. There's more than one O2micro SD card controller chip model. How do I tell which one is in this model of laptop? Device Manager is of course not telling, because it would be to convenient for the user if it had such detailed information.
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       17 Feb 2018 #4

    I recently setup a DELL Latitude E6420 for someone which also had an SD card reader. I suspect the system is fairly similar to yours. I could not get this to work either at first until I clean installed W10 Home and a Generic SD card reader was automatically installed by windows and it worked fine, reading and writing to the inserted SD cards. The O2 Micro driver was not needed.

    Try removing all drivers and software for the SD card reader and let Windows choose again or deliberately force it to install the driver for a "GENERIC SD02G SD Card".

    Note: You may well need to have a SD card inserted before you can actually see the drive showing up in Device Manager.
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  5.    18 Feb 2018 #5

    I manually installed the SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller driver and it works, up to at least a 32 gig. Microsoft's OSMicro driver *does not work properly* with the controller in a Latitude E6530, despite auto detection insisting that is the *best driver* for it.
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  6.    18 Feb 2018 #6

    Note: You may well need to have a SD card inserted before you can actually see the drive showing up in Device Manager.
    Yep....that's how my old "Rocketfish" card reader for my PC from bestbuy works. I got this thing back in the Vista days and it had a driver for it. Since the move from Vista to 7, 8, 8.1 and now uses the generic driver as plug/play type deal. It never showed up in file explorer until I actually inserted a SD card in it. It works perfectly.....insert card, green light pops up and SD card shows up in file explorer.
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  7.    18 Feb 2018 #7

    Wow! Glad you found a (partial) workaround. The 32 GB limit could be a hardware "feature." But at least you can use it for some devices now. Good job.
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  8.    19 Feb 2018 #8

    I don't know if it's limited to 32 gig. Not going to try the 64 gig that's in my phone. The laptop is from circa 2013. Dual core Intel I7 3540m Ivy Bridge, 1080p LCD, nVidia 5200 NVS + Intel integrated video. Has 8 gig DDR3 but can go up to 16 gig.
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       13 Apr 2018 #9

    Successful 64GB SDXC install after 32GB SDHC THANKS to everyone
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  10.    13 Apr 2018 #10

    Glad you got it sorted. For future reference, the French website Station-Drivers - NEWS (you can switch it to English easily if you're not a Francophone) is a terrific source for all kinds of drivers. They have a pretty good O2 Micro selection there, among many, many other things.
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