Article ID: 000034315 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 09/07/2023

SD Card Reader on Intel® NUC Isn't Working


Troubleshooting steps to follow when the SD card reader isn't working on an Intel® NUC

  • SD Card reader doesn't recognize SD cards inserted
  • SD card is not being detected by the machine
  • There is no entry for the SD card reader in Device Manager when a card is inserted.
  1. Verify the SD Card is enabled in the BIOS (the location in the BIOS may vary depending on the model):
    1. Press F2 during startup to enter BIOS Setup.
    2. Go to Advanced > Devices > Onboard Devices.
    3. Check the setting for the SD Card. If it is disabled, enable it.
    4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS.
  2. Update Visual BIOS or Update Aptio BIOS to the latest version.
  3. Download and install the latest Card Reader driver for your Intel NUC.
  4. If the above doesn't fix the issue, check for any physical damage on the SD card or the SD Card reader slot.

If the issue persists, contact Intel Customer Support for assistance.