I have had a Dell Inspiron 6000 for a little over 2 years and a couple days ago the SD slot stopped reading all of my SD cards. I have spent hours looking at online forums for answers, searched for driver updates (only to find mine are the most recent), updated Windows and done everything shy of ripping my hair out.
I tried the SD cards in my desktop PC and they all work just fine, so I know the problem isn't with the cards. When I look in the Device Manager I see a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point and when I double click on that it tells me I have a Code 10. I have no idea what this means and don't want to spend a ton of money going through Dell's tech support since I'm no longer under warranty. Can someone tell me how to fix this, please? I'm starting to get really frustrated
Download an app called driver cleaner pro - I'm pretty sure that it will remove any and all drivers from your system of a specific device. Then reinstall the drivers you can download from Dell.
In the SD port, look for debris, contacts that may be corroded or broken off their tracks. You don't have to know much about electronics to see if something's wrong - just look for something discolored, not straight, etc.