July 28, 2021 at 8:52 am #63948
Hi everyone! I have an older model Canon digital that I really liked using, but it uses those old CF-style cards instead of the SD cards. One of the pins in the bottom of the slot for the CF card somehow got slightly bent, and now it won’t even let the camera turn on.
Has anyone ever had a camera with a CF card; and if so, did you ever have one of the pins bend? Does anyone know if there is a simple DIY way to “bend it back” and maybe still be able to use it again?
Thank you in advance!
~ ChristianJuly 28, 2021 at 5:27 pm #63953Ezra MorleyModerator
I’ve never used a camera with CF cards before, but it looks like bent pins are a fairly common problem. 🙁 It sounds like the main advice after bending a pin (and hopefully fixing it again) is to use the bundled USB cable to transfer photos so that the card never has to come out of the camera again.
Here are some resources that might help: https://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=13892July 31, 2021 at 1:58 pm #63989
Thank you so much @buddingphotographer! I checked out all three of those links and that is exactly my same problem. At least now I have some hope of being able to fix it! 🙂 And believe me, if I’m successful, that card will be staying in for good; I’ll definitely use the USB in the future!
I appreciate your input and hope that I’ll be able to get this working again! Thank you again.
Have a blessed day!
~ ChristianJuly 31, 2021 at 3:22 pm #63992Ezra MorleyModerator
You’re very welcome! I hope your fix is successful! Let us know what the results are. 🙂July 31, 2021 at 3:26 pm #63993
Yes, I sure will! It may be a little while since my job keeps me so busy 🙂 But when I have it fixed, I’ll post back here!
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