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How to Insert SD Card Into HP Laptop

Updated February 21, 2017

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are used today in most digital cameras and even by some wireless phones. The removable flash memory can house images, videos and just about any other form of data. You can even transfer information from the SD card to your HP laptop computer. Depending on the computer model you have, you either already have a built-in SD card reader or you will need to install an external one.

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  1. Check the sides of your HP laptop for an SD card slot. This slot is roughly an inch wide and just a few millimetres tall. If you do not have such a card slot you need to purchase an external card reader. These readers are available at most electronic stores (and even larger general-merchandise stores like Walmart and Target).

  2. Connect the external SD card reader to your laptop via a USB cable that runs on the rear of the card.

  3. Slide the SD card into the card reader (either the external reader or one built into the HP laptop). You can hear a slight clicking noise, which means it has locked into place.

  4. Push the card in slightly when you are done with it. This unlocks the SD card and it pops out of the card reader.

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Things You'll Need

  • SD card reader
  • SD card

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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