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Stuck SD Card


cant get card out of camera

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hobbo Plus
9 1.6k 3 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.

Hobbo
altitude50 16 19.3k 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 Plus
13 2.2k 2248 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.
got the card out well most of it
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i broken card one broken camera
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 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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