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Realtek Card Reader Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad L420, L421, L520

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Realtek Card Reader Driver
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This package installs the software (Card Reader driver) to enable the following device.

  • Realtek PCIE Card Reader

If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.


Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Installation Instruction
Determining which version is installed


Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge E120, Edge E125, Edge E320, Edge E325
  • L420, L421, L520
  • X121e, X130e


Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3


Summary of Changes


  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 6.1.7601.82

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
  • (New) Increased driver stability.
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X121e, Edge E120, E125, E320, E325.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where some SDXC cards had slow performance.

Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.


Installation Instructions


If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Determining Which Version is Installed section.


Manual Install


This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.


Unattended Install

Note: This is intended for system administrators only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute setup.exe with the /s option. options.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup /s


Determining which version is installed

To check the version of software, perform the following steps.

[Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Mice and other pointing devices category.
  5. Double-click Realtek PCIE Card Reader
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, then click Properties.
  3. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Mice and other pointing devices category.
  5. Double-click Realtek PCIE Card Reader
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-77108, MIGR-77108-KR
  • Document ID:DS013697
  • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo