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How to remove the CF door latch

I would like to know the correct procedure in removing the Compact Flash door latch on my Canon S400. The original door latch broke a small prodruting tooth that held the latch closed. I can find and purchase a new door, but I'm not sure of the correct procedure to follow to remove the old latch and replace it with the new one. The camera will not operate unless the latch is closed. Thank you

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You can find the replacement instruction here:

The door can be purchased from here:

I hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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I too am interested in the correct procedure for this . I have an old camera for spares so can easily get the door but am concerned about springs shooting accross the table etc. Has anyone supplied a resolution for this yet please?

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Err CF I have a Canon Rebel XT, how do i fix this error and what does it mean?

CF stands for compact flash which means you have an error with your memory card. Try removing and replacing your compact flash memory card. If that doesn't work you may need to format your memory card or replace it.

Jul 28, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Digital Camera: How to Fix Compact Flash Memory Cards ErrorIt is not very typical for compact flash memory cards to give you an error. If you do receive an error, it most likely means that a pin within your CF card slot is bent, or your CF card has become corrupted. Unfortunately, if your CF card has become corrupted, you will need to reformat the memory card, which means that you may lose any pictures that were located on the card.
Fixing Your Flash Memory Card

You will want to remove your CF card and the batteries. Take a look inside the CF card slot to see if there is a bent pin. If you find a bent pin, you can correct this problem using a very small and skinny flat screwdriver. Moving very slowly, use the screwdriver to bend the pin back into place. You do not want to use enough force to make the pin back in one shot.
The pin does not have to be perfectly straight, but get it as close to straight as possible. Insert your CF card back into the slow very slowly. You should see the in align itself with the card. You can turn your digital camera on to verify that the compact flash memory card is now working.

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Chart details not appearing after removal.

Same problem I had. After resetting unit and checking CF on another unit, Raymarine tech. said, the reader is not working. All pins seems to be OK on first look. I opened unit by removing several screws in front, gasket and the whole chassis from the case. Simple repositioning of pushed down pins from inside into the Compact Flash corrected contact problem of reader. Since then, I never removed CF. It seemed, after several reinsertions of CF, I pushed down two pins in CF slot.

Jul 26, 2010 | Raymarine C120 GPS Receiver

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I have a Nikon D70. Camera doesn't read CF.

Sometimes pins inside take strain.  Read up on how to replace the CF pin unit.  Not too difficult as long as you don't force anything and remember to retrieve the little metal strip....

Sep 13, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Card reader in camera or computor wont read sdhc cards

Although my SanDisk compactFlash cards 128 MB 256MB 4GB and 8GB cards are far from being full, when I open up my Canon Powershot A40, the follwing msg appears: CF card full. However, the original Canon Compactflash card FC 8M provided with my camera will still accept new photos. The problem is recent. Can someone help me.

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It keeps coming up with "CF" when i turn the camera on,I have checked the covers and there all ok?

CF means Compact Flash
Compact Flash is a type of memory card.
Your camera is telling you that there is a problem with your CF card.
Either it is not installed, full or damaged.
There should be a door on side of the camera that provides access to the CF card so you can check if it's there.
You manual explains the details or you can stop by a camera store where someone would be able to help you.

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Aug 19, 2009 | Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera

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CF Card Error

Check your memory card to see if its locked!

Jan 03, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 3915 Digital Camera

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CF Card Error

Well there is a known problem witht eh CF memory design, i hope this is not your problem but it may be. Take your camera into a well lit area or get a small flash light. Open the memory door and peek down inside the camera and look at the pins inside the camera. Are they all uniform? does any look bent or out of place? there should be 2 uniform rows no pins should be missing or out of place. If they are you have a connection problem. This is one of the issues with this memory format and its why they have changed the design to SD. This is common with people who remove the cards alot and use a reader over time the card and the slot becomes warn and its very easy to bend pins because the card isnt sliding in smooth. If this is your problem (a few bent pins) you may have to take it in for service or try and fix it yourself. Ive read about people using a mechanical pencil. Remove the lead and the pin slips right into the top and you can carefuly move it back. Hope this helps!

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Compact Flash card compatiblity

I don’t know why you PDA can not read your card but I found some infrmations about parts which are compatible with e800. As far as I know this types are compatible with e800. Compact Flash Memory Card 1GB (PX1076E-1NME) Compact Flash Memory Card 512MB (PX1075E-1NME)-Type I Compact Flash Memory Card 256MB (PX1074E-1NME)-Type I

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