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Canon A75 Broken Prongs in Memory Card Resevoir

My camera has a few broken prongs in the area where the memory card goes. Does anyone know if the prongs can be fixed or replaced? Also, does anyone know if how much it could possibly cost? I am wondering if I am better off just buying a new digital camera. Thank you.

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Yes, memory card pin set are available for replacement. Unfortunately, camera needs to be disassembled to some point to replace it. The average cost may run around $75- $125 in US repair shops.

Posted on Mar 17, 2007

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I have a canon eos rebel xti and the Compact Flash CF Card Reader is broken. The little metal prongs broke off when the memory card got put in wrong. How much to fix this?


If you are referring to the camera the job is up to a repair facility if it's an optional card reader used to transport data to a computer then buy a new reader.

Going back to the camera "normally" a fix like this "depending where in the world you are" will run about $120.00 CDN including the shipping

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Broken cf prongs


Wow, CF cards. Well, as you said, the prongs broke which means you need it repaired. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=11154#SupportDetailAct

Advice: If you can, sell that and upgrade to the XTi or XT1 version of the Rebel. Now they use SD cards which doesn't have the prongs to break off. Also SD is more of the major memory card that is compatible with electronics. Otherwise, get a point and shoot. They are cheap and also use SD cards.

Repair cost:
2 Prongs replacement = All the prongs replacements. I'm not sure if they have that type in stock anymore. My guess is ranging from 60-100ish USD. Usually they will check to see what is the problem and bill you for their labor and parts.

Nov 16, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Canon Rebel Xti won't read ANY memory card. ''There is a problem with the CF card. Please replace the CF card.'' So i went out and bought a new one, the same message still appears! The prongs inside the...


It can be very difficult to see if the pins are bent, and harder to see if any have broken off. Do not probe with anything that can bend the pins. I suggest you create a small tool from a strip of paper and a toothpick. Pass the strip of paper over the pins while watching with a strong light. See if you can count each pin this way. A broken or missing pin will require repair by a Canon authorized facility. Your work will save you a diagnostic fee.

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When you take a picture, camera shows memory card error


These cameras are on the list of the ccd problems.
Here is a link to the site you may need. Canon will repair it for free if it is the ccd problem. Note that they will pay for shipping both ways as well if it is the ccd problem. Call them on the toll free number.
Canon Repair Service Center

Aug 31, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

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Won't take pictures/ says "memory error"/ doesn't display pics


That metal you see is probably a broken prong from where the card was plugged into the camera. Try a different card if you have one, or you may need to buy a new one. You can get them at any electronics store or in the electronics department of any of the chain department stores. They're really inexpensive these days.

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I have a couple broken pins in the compact flash connector internal to the camera. Can I order a replacement socket and attempt repair myself?


It can be done, but it's not easy and requires patience and a good invetory of parts and screws. Replacement card reader can be salvaged from a broken ebay camera (A75 and A85 readers are interchangeable). Here's a disassembly of a very similar A70:

http://blog.thustra.com/2007/03/canon-a70-ir-modification.html

Now are the pins actually broken or just bent. If just bent, you can actually and easily unbend them, but it requires patience:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/06/fixing-compact-flash-memory-card-error.html

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Broken prongs where memory card seats.


Hey jarapo,
There are many repair centers you could bring your camera to. I would suggest either contacting Canon and finding an authorized service center in your area, or you could bring it to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they could send it out for service. I hope this helps!

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Memory Card problems


Remove the card and look inside the card slot of the camera to see if there are any bent pins. If you do find bent pins, you can try to bend them straight (it will be tough). If you do, DO NOT use a metal object. Use plastic or wood only.

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look into the camera with a bright light and see if any pins are bent where the memory card goes in. also check to see if the card is unlocked and check the card to see if it works in another device.

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