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Hi, I'll be happy to help with this issue
if you go to Macintosh HD-->Applications-->Utilities-->Disk Utility
does it show the Lexar there?
Also, what is the make and model of the printer it is connected to?
No. The printer is a HP photosmart 7760.
This morning an Image Capture page appeared with the Lexar icon appearing on that. Next to it is a pie chart symbol.
thanks - did that appear directly on the HP Photosmart or the Mac?
It appeared on the Mac.
thanks - I forgot to ask earlier but has the Mac been restarted?
I should also tell you that the Lexar icon also appeared in the Finder window on the Mac this morning again. Back on the Image Capture page there was a symbol next to the Lexar icon that I thought might be the ejector symbol I had been looking for, and it was when I clicked on that that ,the pie symbol appeared and the window read "no camera or scanner detected"
then the icon disappeared from the Finder window. No, I never restarted the Mac
ok - as long as it's still connected there is no risk to the drive
can a restart be tried?
Sure. I will go ahead with that.
Do I need to close this chat before doing that? Won't that be seen as a completed service?
no - it's only completed when the service is rated
if you add this to your bookmarks/favorites
you can come back after restarting
OK. I need to leave for work, so I will have to return to this chat later. Meanwhile, I will do the restart.
Ok, I am back and have restarted the computer. Lexar appears in the finder and im the Image Capture window.
Yes, but I don't want the same problem to happen again. So I rt-click on the pyramid symbol to the right of LEXAR and simply remove the card?
So, once again, a warning window appeared telling me that I improperly ejected my card and am supposed to go to file > eject to do it. But when I click on "eject" there, (which is gray, not high-lighted) the whole "file" thing disappears.
Here is a stupid question. The card does not physically eject, does it? I have always had to pull the card out from engagement in the printer.
Sheesh! It won't let me take it to the trash. Or at least the icon continues to appear in the finder window.
OK, I am trying that.
Yes, I have the same problem. I am noticing a Lexar icon on the screen as well now.
Yes, the icon turned to an eject icon as I dragged it to the trash. The memory card wasn't blinking before I did that, but I removed the card, anyway. The warning window did not appear, so hopefully everything is good. We must have performed some update or app change some time ago that changed the process for using the memory card, because we used to be fine just clicking on the eject sign in the finder. Or I am out to lunch on that.
Anyway it appears that you have answered the question with great patience