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I have a canon eos 400d. today I removed the cf card to transfer

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I have a canon eos 400d. today I removed the cf card to transfer images to my pc. No problems until I tried to reinstall the card back into my camera, I got an error message that said there was a problem with the card and to change it, this I did but got the same error. Both cards work OK in my pc. On checking the card slot on my camera I noticed the centre pin in the card receptor slot was leaning to one side. Is this a common problem and is it repairable if so how much approximately to repair. Kind regards XXXXX
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  RUSSTING replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

This problem does occur occasionally. Some users are able to, with the battery removed, use a small insturment, like a screwdriver or small needlenose plyers to straigthen the pin. If not, the card reader connector will need to be replaced. A repair of this type costs around £110 at one of the service centers at the link below.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/services_locator/index.aspx


If you would like to make an attempt yourself to disassemble the camera and try to fix the pin, here is a link to a copy of the service manual.

http://issuu.com/anhtran/docs/canon-eos-40d-service-manual-repair-guide



Please keep in mind that my diagnosis & solutions provided are directly dependent on the accuracy of your description of the problem. As with any "do it yourself" fixes, success is a "team effort", since I can't see or touch the camera, and relies on the customer's manual dexterity and ability to follow the instructions well.

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