I am very computer challenged. I'll see if my ds can help download software onto my computer but then what? If I take my sd card out of the back of my S9 auto, can I just insert it where I'd insert, for example, the sd card from my camera into the side of my laptop?
Yes, you insert the SD card in the same way that you insert the SD card from your camera. You'll need to launch ResScan to download the raw data into ResScan. ResScan doesn't launch automatically on my PC at least.
If I do that how do I prevent whatever else happens whilst I'm on the computer trying to check data from erasing anything important from my SD card that I may need for settings or checks by my dme? Forgive my ignorance of all this please! Thanks, Terry
You shouldn't need to worry too much about the computer doing something to the SD card.
The absolute worst case (which has happened to me) is that when you put the SD card back into the S9, you get an "Invalid Card" error instead of "Reading SD card". If this happens you can fix the problem as follows:
Step 1) Click "No" when the S9 asks you if you want to erase data and take the card back out of the S9 [You only need to do this if you want to keep the raw data on the card, otherwise just skip to Step 4.]
Step 2) Put the SD card back in your card reader and back up all the data files from the SD card to your computer's hard drive so you don't lose it. [ResScan reads the data and then writes a database file for the raw data. The raw data is not stored in the ResScan folders as near as I can tell.]
Step 3) Properly unmount the SD card from the PC.
Step 4) Put the SD card back in the S9. You'll get another "Invalid Card" error message. This time, let the S9 erase the data on the card. When it's done, the S9 will be happy with the card and record all the detailed data just fine the next time you run it.
NOTE: This is what actually happens when you let the S9 erase the data on the cardi: The S9 first wipes out *all* the files on the card. Then it writes all of its internally stored information about the current (not default) settings and current, up-to-date summary data to the card and then sets the card up for storing detailed data if it's an S9 Auto or S9 Elite and Sleep Quality is turned On.
Hopefully you won't ever get the Invalid Card error, but if you do, you now know what to do to fix it.