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Inserted the memory card upside down on new Canopowershot sx110

I (stupidly) inerted the memory card upside down with the metal contat facing away from the batteries. It will not pres down to eject, and I can't pull it out.  Any suggestions on how to resolve without damaging the camera? Thanks so much!

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