Computer does not find media card reader

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I built a new computer a year ago and I included a Sony Media Card Reader.
I used it a few times last year, but today I went to plug in a card from my
digital camera and it was not recognized.  I went to Windows Explorer and
did not see the card reader listed.

I have not spotted anything on either the Device Manager or the Control
Panel that seems to address this.  I did see on the Control Panel under
"Hardware and Sound" a selection for "Scanners and Cameras", but that did
not lead to anything.

I suppose that it is possible that the Card Reader is dead; it was a cheap
unit, but only 14 months old and seldom used, so I am hoping that is not it.

Any suggestions as to how I should proceed?


p.s. here is my system:
O/S:     Windows Vista 32bit
CPU:    Intel e6700
RAM:   4gb OCZ

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