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.
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Use tweezers to gently squeeze the exposed end of the CF card, then -- again, gently -- wiggle the card back and forth in the slot until it comes loose. You probably put it in upside down and the plastic alignment edge is stuck. (Hopefully you didn't bend the contact pins in the CF bay when you put the card in.) Bottom line: NEVER force a CF or SD card into its slot!
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.
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. good luck mark
You have Firmware problem.You must download latest firmware for this machine. After that copy firmware files on CF card type 1. Just put CF card with files in CF card slot in printer( There is slot on the back side of printer.If you have network card you must remove it to access slot.Switch on printer.....After correct download all LEDs blinking.Switch OFF and remove CF card.
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
Perform the following procedures if your camera does not detect a CF card.
1. Restart your camera.
- Set the camera's power switch to and remove the batteries.
- Open the CF card slot cover to make sure the CF card is securely set in the card slot.
- Insert the batteries and turn the power switch .
2. Format a CF card.
Format the CF card with your camera.
Refer to the Camera User Guide supplied with your camera for instructions on formatting your card.
3. Check if your camera detects other CF cards (If you own multiple CF cards.)
If your camera does not detect a CF card after performing the procedures 1 and 2 above, the card that wasn't detected may have a defect.