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Can't power on with CF card

The camera won't power on with the CF card in the slot. The only way to power on is to remove the CF card from its slot. I look inside the card slot and no pins are borken or bend. Could anyone help? It such a nice camera.

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Re: Can't power on with CF card

Buy or borrow a new Cf card. These cards, even when all the pins etc. are fine, often fail internally. They are not, as many people believe, a totally foolproof way to store data. If you get a similar problem with a different NEW card then you have to get the camera repaired professionally. Also to try would be reading your suspect card in a card reader on a pc or in another similar camera to see if you have similar problems - confirming if the card is the problem. However if the card seems to work fine in other appliances, it is probably the camera that is the problem, although Cf cards can be temperamental like that especially when they get a little old.

Posted on Feb 23, 2007

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If you haven't done so yet, take one of the cards, reformat it correctly (please ask again if you need info on how to do this) and see if you get any change. Are you using a PC card reader to transfer the photos or a USB cable? If you have a mains adaptor then try taking a set of pictures while still plugged in and see if you get the same problem. Your local camera shop may let you try this if you don't have an adaptor. If you don't get the same problem, then it is hopefully dirty battery terminals, which limit the available power/voltage for writing to the cf card. If you still get exactly the same problem when on AC power, then the most likely problem is dirt on the cf card slot terminals. The cf card slot pins are very hard to clean, battery terminals easier. Use a small amount of gin on a Q-tip/cotton bud for the battery contacts. best way with the Cf slot pins is a piece of new kitchen sponge(not the scratchy type) cut with scissors to a fraction larger than the cf card. push it gently in and out of the slot so the pins pierce it. a "hint" of gin on the sponge is necessary, but if you can get wetness when you squeeze it, it is too wet. Before you do any of these cleaning operations, have a very close look (with a magnifying glass if possible, and good light) to see if anything is actually strange in the battery compartment or card slot (the "dirt" is often grease and near invisible, so look for damaged or bent pins and insulation etc). Take any batteries etc out before cleaning and try to turn the camera on with no power source at least twice before touching the insides. If this doesn't help, or you need more assistance, then please ask. My next suspect would be the card, despite you trying two. CF cards are very temperamental. Try a third or fourth if you can do so without expense, just to be sure.

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There where wo reasons why do you receive a "lens error".

1. CF card slot cover or battery cover opened with camera on
2 . CF card slot cover or battery cover opened while camera was recording to CF card

In this case you have to ensure that CF card cover and battery cover is closed while camera is turn on.

You also need to be careful not to block the camera lens when turning on. Lens will have issues while retracting if your hands or even small thing that will block the lens to retrack while in motion of turning on.

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try reformatting the card. otherwise you either have a defect in the card that does not manifest itself while not in the camera, or you have a broken pin in the cf slot. look down it to see if all the pins are upright and none missing. next, you can try another cf card. if you get the same reading then its the camera.
reset the camera by removing the main battery and reinstalling it. if that does not work, then you will likely need to send the camera for repairs. if you have broken or missing pins, it will also occasion a repair shop visit.
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I think we can rule out a problem with the cards, which leaves the camera. maybe one of the cf pins is bent?? look into the slot with a light and check for any pins out of line, if you find any, see if you gently push it back into place. I saw the exact same problem, having the same fix. try also connecting AC through a cable and the camera to the computer, see if it makes any change. Whats your warranty status? use it if you still got it, if not, get a repair estimate. Hope it works out

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