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Compact Fash My S602Z has stopped recognizing my Complact Fash Memory - the SmartMedia still works however. The memory works in my PC and also purchased a new CF SanDisk Ultra II 1.0gb - still won't initalize or format. Problem is with the camera not the . Any known fix?

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Re: Compact Fash

I had this happen with my Fuji S602Z and after trying to format the CF several times and checking the pins. Looking again I found a piece of silver spring metal wedged on the right side of the CF socket, which prevented the CF card from going down all the way. I removed the piece but noticed the entire CF socket flexes on the right side like something had broken loose. My guess is that the CF pin connector on mine broke loose from the main board (likely the traces ripped off) due to pushing so hard. I'll just have to keep using the SM card instead as repair would be costly and difficult. You might check the right side in this area and make sure the metal clip is seated correctly. Also check the CF socket to ensure it doesn't move. If it does, the connector may have broken loose from the main board.

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Re: Compact Fash

No Fix The liklyhood is a pin in the chamber has broken off - a common fault. The Item is integrated into the main board so a replacement is not likely. But you could ask Fuji customer support

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