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Stuck media card

I have a Fuji digital camera. I got a SanDisk ultra II memory card that incorporates a USB that foldsback when inserted into the camera. The first time that I put it in it refused to come out. It releases but "catches" and won't come out. The card still works as I can take and review pictures. It is a 2 gb card and I guess I could live with it like this but it limits the ease of making prints. The local photo repair wants $100 to fix it! Ever heard of this problem? Any suggestions? Thanks so much.

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, I tried an 8Gb micro sd card in a Sandisk adaptor.

    I pops up to the point where you should be able to lift it clear, but then lock. it will let me take 4040 pictures but the camera now takes about 5 seconds to start up! I need this out and my 2gb card back in. I will post a solution if I find one!

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Hi, I'm the guy that got the 8gb card stuck and the boot time of the camera went to about 5 seconds, (camera checking memory?) 5 seconds is not a lot to check 8gb of memory, but if you want to take a pic in a hurry it is a lifetime! - here is how I got it out.

Get hold of an RFID tag (security tag), the white strips that set the door alarm off at supermarkets. Luckily I had one on the packet of batteries I bought for my camera!

Cut it open and you will find two strips of really thin metal, you are going to use these as shims.

You need to make a 90 degree fold along the length of the shims about 2mm in from the edge.
(about the thickness of the card)
I held my shim in a pair of vernier calipers and ran the back of a knife down it to get my fold.
The thick part of the shim will go down the face of the card and the thin bit will go down the side.

I made 2 shims, one for the left and one for the right side of the card - I only needed the left to get the card out.

With the camera held with my knees and the lens facing away from my body, I pushed a shim down the face of the card (side nearest the lens) with the 2 mm bit running down the left side of the card where the locking notches are.

Slowly work it all the way down, pop the card up and down if you can - to help move the shim down.
Once it was down the whole length of the card, I popped the card up again, wiggled it a bit - and it came out! YES!

No more 5 second startup for me, with 2gb card in again - startup time was back to normal!

Good luck if you are try this:-)

Svjem77

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