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Mac user. Now what?
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Mac user. Now what?
Granted, I am not too tech savvy BUT, I finally got the Oscar to download on my Mac Pro and I came to the welcome page.  YEAH   I click on cpap importer and it says: Please insert your SD date card and choose a folder.  Well. I dont have a CD reader attached to my lap top. Does anyone anymore? I suspect I could get one if needed and will do so as I'm assuming it doesn't use bluetooth....Do you have to insert your SD card each and every day to get the data? Does anyone using a MacBook Pro have any advice for me as to how to continue the set up?  I'm treading in new waters here.  Thanks again for all the help.

Karen
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#2
RE: Mac user. Now what?
I have a card reader on my 2 year old Dell laptop. You will need a card reader for your Mac. I don’t believe they are very expensive.
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
In your zest to look at your data, you probably missed these links.
You can purchase an inexpensive USB card reader from a variety of sources.  All my laptops do have SD card readers, although they are Linux OS systems.   I guess they only come on the cheaper models.  Big Grin
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
I ordered a card reader and it'll be here later in the week,  Then I can try to go to the next step.  if nothing else, I'm learning a lot about computers.  I DID use those links to figure out how to get Oscar onto my Mac.  Thats how I was able to do it finally. Thanks for that!!!   Ive skimmed the next sections but they won't mean much to me until I have some data to work with. So for now, Its wait until the next step.  Thanks
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
Built-in SD card readers on MacBook Pro has been missing for 6 years now. Many professional photographers/videographers have griped about it since. There are rumors it's coming back, but I wouldn't hold my breath. I use a small Anker brand USB3 reader plus an adapter to go to USBC. Still would not give up my Mac with the software and workload I run on it.
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
Oddly enough I have an SD card reader connected to my computer that I had completely forgotten was there until today. It's built into my USB connected inkjet printer, so if you have one of those, it may be worth checking if it has a SD Card reader built in. (I use a Canon Pixma series printer but it wouldn't surprise me to find the same feature in other brands of printer)

-Neelix
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
Thanks everyone. I ordered a SD card reader for the Mac. It was inexpensive. I think my printer has one of those too but I wouldn’t know how to access it for my Mac. Ha. Looking forward to using it and getting some info.
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
I expect you'd access it exactly the same way as your new one will work, you plug in a card and the computer will add it as a drive you can view in Finder. (With the possible exception that the printer would need to be switched on for it to be recognised.)
Have fun, either way. Smile
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
Owww.  so. I have watched the videos....downloaded the Oscar onto my Mac...opened it...put SD card into reader and then opened it up on the Oscar...nothing seems to download...nothing shows up...

Is there a video showing how to do this for Macs?  I am hopelessly not very tech savvy. but Ive gotten this far...

could my data not be there?  according to my machine, its using bluetooth and wifi...

could I have somehow skipped a step?

could the sd card reader not work?

Dont know where to go from here.  Ive exhausted my knowhow.

Thanks
Karen
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RE: Mac user. Now what?
(09-28-2021, 11:27 AM)kbingel Wrote: Owww.  so. I have watched the videos....downloaded the Oscar onto my Mac...opened it...put SD card into reader and then opened it up on the Oscar...nothing seems to download...nothing shows up...

Is there a video showing how to do this for Macs?  I am hopelessly not very tech savvy. but Ive gotten this far...

could my data not be there?  according to my machine, its using bluetooth and wifi...

could I have somehow skipped a step?

could the sd card reader not work?

Dont know where to go from here.  Ive exhausted my knowhow.

Thanks
Karen

We'll take this one step at a time.  First, when you put in the SD card, do you see a new icon on your desktop (probably "NO NAME" or "UNTITLED").  You don't need to run OSCAR to do this step. First you want to make sure the computer can read your SD card.
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