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Win7-64 Thinks My Card Reader Is Infrared

I like my Emprex CS561 59-in-1 USB card reader; it’s compact, reads almost everything (including SIM cards), and has a built-in USB plug.

But when I plug it into a Windows 7 64-bit system (I’ve tried 2 so far), Win7-64 thinks it is an eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR).  The solution:

  1. Go to Device Manager and look under Universal Serial Bus Controllers for the “eHome Infrared Receiver”, right click on it, and select “Update Driver Software”.
  2. Select “Browse my computer for driver software”, press Next.
  3. Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”, press Next.
  4. Win7-64 then comes up with a choice of “eHome Infrared Receiver” or “USB Composite Device”.
  5. Pick “USB Composite Device”, let the drivers install, and you’re done.  It’s worked great for me twice.

Note that this only works for the standard memory slots; if you want to use the SIM card reader, you have to install the Emprex software.

1 comment

1 JOhn { 04.08.11 at 11:00 pm }

Works perfect Thanks

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