Memery Card Reader Issue
Try resetting the SMC & Pram..Ensure you use the correct procedure for your model computer..-- hide signature --
Ima' nice kinda guy!
Thanks for your advice. Now the camera is properly ejected and the card reader works again.
Reading up on when to reset the SMC and possibly the PRAM, I found out that very slow starting applications are symptom of the SMC and PRAM requiring a reset.
Skype also launches promptly instead of taking 30 seconds.