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Quick fix for ZiO card readers in 10.1.3 System
A lot of people are having problems with X.1.3 disabling the Microtech SmartMedia 1.03 update. After installing both updates just remove the file "eUSB Smartmedia 10.1.2.kext" in System/Library/Extensions/ (you may have to boot into OS9 to do this) . After doing this I found that it even works with iphoto now!

[Editor's note: I no longer have a ZiO card reader, so I can't vouch for this one - anyone care to try it out?]
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Similar trick for the Zio CF
Authored by: sjonke on Feb 21, '02 10:06:34AM
Reichea on's reviews for the Zio CF card reader provided the following workaround for the CF version of the Zio:

"OK! Workaround! Go to System/Library/Extensions/ and remove the files "USBATCF.kext" and "USBATCF10.1.2.kext". You can safely delete these files. Reinstall, using the 1.09 Installer Package. My CompactFlash cards are now mounting on the desktop in OSX 10.1.3... This should not be a necessary activity, Microtech."

This did the trick for me, so I can verify it. I don't have a SmartMedia version to check the SmartMedia trick, but I imagine it would work too.

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Similar trick for the Zio CF
Authored by: jkusnier on Feb 21, '02 12:33:37PM

I have the Zio SmartMedia Reader and this trick worked for me.

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Works for me
Authored by: nordy on Feb 21, '02 12:32:48PM

Did this for my USB CameraMate and it works again. Thanks for the tip.

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The Official Word From Microtech ...
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 21, '02 01:48:36PM
... is that this is a legit fix. However, the filenames to delete differ depending on what device you have installed.

Go to their Interactive Support Site. At the bottom of the page, you will see a box that says "Goto FAQ Answer ID#:". Type '986' in it, and you'll see their specific instructions.

I can't wait to get home and try it out. It'd be nice to finally have my digital camera communicating with my iMac in Mac OS X.

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