Stuck SD Card

youmightlikethis Avatar
cant get card out of camera
hobbo Avatar
hobbo Plus
12 1.8k 4 England
4 Jul 2020 8:13AM

Quote:cant get card out of camera

In of my cameras a sharp press down, pops the card up.... they must have a tiny sprung release.

Also....and...I almost did this once....a]have you inadvertently forced the card into the camera the wrong way round....or even the wrong way up.....
I had serious temporary Vision problems for a short time.... it made things like inserting cards very difficult.

If you have done the above you might need to resort to strong clinical tweezers or, even needle-nosed pliers, but ONLY grip the card nothing inside the camera slot....and ensure tgat the camera is SWITCHED OF.

Once again.... other members may be more savvy than me.

altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
4 Jul 2020 8:56AM
I have an Olympus compact that uses a XD card. I couldn't get the card out. (Similar to an SD).
I had a thin strip of Mylar which is very rigid, cut it to close to the width of the slot and pushed it down next to the card, gently worked it and the card came out using tweezers on the end. One of the contacts was damaged, card scrapped. But would not recommend doing this with anything metal. Or using force.
mrswoolybill Avatar
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.6k 2634 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2020 12:03PM
I had this problem years ago with a Nikon D90. I managed to extract the card using tweezers (NB remove battery first!!!), it's a fiddly job but possible with care.
But the fault was with the camera's card-holder, not the card, and it had to be replaced. On Nikon DSLRs it's a detachable unit and replacing it is a relatively simple job for a professional repairer. I have no experience of other makes.
youmightlikethis Avatar
got the card out well most of it
youmightlikethis Avatar
i broken card one broken camera
JackAllTog Avatar
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 6:02PM
Ouch, that looks like it got caught good and proper in the camera.

Where are the gold contacts that make the connection?


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