New MacBook Pro’s SD Card Slot Doesn’t Work, Say Some Users


Apple’s new vary of MacBook Professional laptops have gone a protracted approach to fixing a lot of what was unsuitable with the corporate’s earlier Mac efforts. A part of that was bringing again much more selection within the ports on supply – but it’s precisely this that’s apparently inflicting issues for some Mac customers.

Quite a lot of customers on the MacRumors boards have been voicing their frustrations with the SD card slot on the brand new MacBook Professional, which made its return within the 2021 MacBook Professional after an absence of half a decade. Concerningly, the complaints cowl all kinds of conditions, making it difficult to pinpoint precisely what goes unsuitable.

The thread was began by person 0071284, who defined that they’ve a number of SD playing cards that go unrecognized by their new MacBook Professional. Nonetheless, when utilizing Apple’s exterior USB-C to SD card reader, 0071284 says their Mac has no hassle studying their playing cards.

The problem appears to have an effect on totally different playing cards of the identical capability, too. Discussion board person wilberforce states that their 64GB Sony SD card works within the MacBook Professional, however their 64GB SanDisk SD card doesn’t. They added that they’ve tried all method of SD playing cards from totally different producers and with totally different capacities, with the probability of success seeming to be “utterly random.”

For some folks, MacOS might take minutes to acknowledge the SD card and present its contents in Finder. Even so, that also resulted in Finder typically crashing. Some customers tried formatting their playing cards, which didn’t assist.

Whereas it’s definitely doable that among the fault lies with outdated or outdated SD playing cards, we doubt that may be fully accountable for the slate of points customers are having. Certainly, the truth that some playing cards appear to work completely in an exterior SD card dongle however then throw up an error message when inserted instantly right into a MacBook Professional suggests the issue might lie with the laptop computer itself.

It’s not an auspicious return for the SD card slot in Apple’s MacBook Professional. The corporate was criticized for a few years for streamlining its laptops to solely use USB-C slots. Whereas that is still the case on the MacBook Air, Apple evidently felt it was proper to concede on this level with the MacBook Professional, the place demanding workloads that usually contain SD playing cards are extra the norm. If the SD card slot is right here to remain, Mac customers shall be hoping Apple can repair this challenge as quickly as doable.

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