Installed compact disk card in camera wrong now won't power up ?
I work as a investigator and loaned my camera to my supervisor who knew very little about the camerta and installed the compact disk cardin backwards bending the small pins in the lower portions of the card slot. then he attempted to straighten the pens and now the camera won't power on.
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It sounds like the bent pens shorted out some electronics inside the camera. You will need to send the camera in for repair. If the camera is no longer under warranty it may be cheaper to replace it than to repair it. This is something your company or supervisor should pay for, of course.
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I hope you never tried to put in a memory card in, the wrong way around. This could have damaged the contacts in the camera. Or perhaps only one or two contacts in the camera are dirty or oxidised?
With a bright light and perhaps a magnifying glass, look in the memory card holder, to see of all contacts are clean and shiny and not one is bent, ir has a little dent.
If a contact is dirty use a little wooden or plastic tooth pick, to solve the problem. eventually make the point of the pick a bit softer, be cats for rubbing of some dirt, this will be enough. You never should use sharp looks in or close to a camera.
Check whether your batteries are actually making contact with the battery posts, and that these posts are clean. If not, bend the posts up/down a little, and maybe clean them with a little rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.The next thing to try is examine both the battery and flash card door. There's usually a little switch on both doors (note some SD card doors do not have this switch) that activates when the doors are closed. If they don't, the camera won't start to prevent damage to the flash card or camera startup sequence. For most cameras its usually a little piece of plastic on the door that pushes in on a pin switch when the door is closed. Closely examine both doors to try to identify these switches. A lot of times that little plastic nib wears down or breaks off, but can easily be jury rigged with a small glued-on replacement. If you've tried all of the above and still no luck, the problem is then likely to be internal to the camera. One example would be that if your camera uses Compact Flash, check to make sure all pins are present and aligned in the card slot (if bent, simply unbend/straighten them with a skinny "jewelers" screwdriver, then insert the flash card for final realignment).
The R1 uses both Memory stick and Compact Flash... is it possible that you have a memory stick installed and the switch set to compact flash" the switch is on the lower right side on the back of the camera. it has two positions Compact flash is "CF" and memory stick is a little memory stick logo.
take out the memory card look on the left hand side of it and it might
say in little letters lock and theres a little thing that moves up and
down ... move it up...
The switch / notch works in same way as the notches on compact audio
cassettes and videotape cassette tapes or floppy disks. A closed or
covered notch is writable, while an open notch (or removed tab) is
protected. If the switch becomes broken or falls off then the
card will become a write-protected ROM card and no longer be writable.
A possible troubleshooting solution would be to apply tape over the
notched area (avoiding the connectors and the other notch) to configure
the card in a permanent writable state."
check out the below picture......
its the tape notch on a SD card