How to Access Sandisk 8GB SDHC Card for a Dell Inspiron (4 Steps)
By C. Taylor
Modern Dell Inspiron laptops will almost certainly contain a memory card reader that accepts 8GB Sandisk SDHC cards, but that's optional on Inspiron desktops. Older Inspiron computers may contain a card reader that supports SD cards, but they may still not accept the SDHC format. Consult your Inspiron's documentation or call Dell's support number to find out if your computer's card reader supports SDHC cards. If your computer doesn't have a card reader, you can add a USB card reader that supports SDHC cards.
Insert a USB card reader into the USB port on your Dell Inspiron, if your Inspiron doesn't already have a compatible card reader.
Empty the Inspiron's card reader, if there's a card or blank inside. Push the protective, plastic blank in the Inspiron's card reader until you hear a click. Release it and pull it out of the card reader. Use the same procedure if there's already an SD card in the slot.
Insert the 8GB Sandisk SDHC card into the USB or Inspiron card reader with the label side facing up. Push until you hear a click.
Click "Open Folder to View Files" in the AutoPlay window to access the SDHC card. Alternatively, press "Win-E" and click the SDHC drive letter to access the card.
- If you encounter resistance, remove the card and check that you have it properly aligned with the label side facing up.
- Never force the card into the card reader.
C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.