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Cf error on 350 D eos rebel

Had 3 bent pin on the cf card reader. I straitened them out and it still has a CF error flashing. The cf card slides in and out now and they look to be aligned pretty well. Also when plugged in USB to PC it shows the camera but no pictures.
is this resetable?
I dont think the pin broke from the board. But i guess thats a possibility. -Jeff

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  • Jeff Wolfe
    Jeff Wolfe Feb 03, 2009

    Hey mike Yeah the pins are there. Not knowing the pin number configuration i am sure I have list conductivity on the right right side bottem pin looking from the back side of the camera. Micro Soldering wouldnt be a problem with acess to a bench and magnified shield. However I do not have that option.

    I am going on vacation to Myrtle in a few weeks. CAn i send the UNit to you USPS which takes about 3 days. and would you mind taking a look at it. I amsure i could do it. However the ribbon clamp looks tricky. I have not opened the unit.

  • Jeff Wolfe
    Jeff Wolfe Feb 03, 2009

    "MIke Says" And if it happen to rip up one of the connectors than your in a world of hurt.

    Ohh I do see that pin is sticking up higher then the others.. Is that the rip you were reffering too?

  • Jeff Wolfe
    Jeff Wolfe Feb 03, 2009


    My wife thought she could fix this better then us. when she heard i straited all the pins today while she was at work.

    SHE broke off the pin 1 the longer one as i described earlier today.

    How do we resolve this.. do you have the pin? ugh... I cant say anything to her since I was the one that originally messed up her camera last night removing the CF card and printing the pictures.

    I would assume this is the power pin but not sure if it was actually needed to be longer. The pin is not in the camera or the cf card.

    I have an old CPU processor with gold pins in it. that may have longer pins.. Let me know what ya think. gotta love.. The mrs. =)




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Hi Jeff
The problem with your camera is very common with that darn old CF port. the bad news is that the cf card is soldered on to the main board and if that pin moves back just a hair it can come disconnected from the main board. And if it happen to rip up one of the connectors than your in a world of hurt. I repair these all the time and it could be as simple as soldering the pin back on the board "lets hope" I charge $90.00 to do that. but if your really good with a micro soldering iron and some good flux you can disassemble solider and reassemble the camera in about a hour or two. If the entire socket has to be replaced you are looking at about 185.00 or if you have a de solider / rework station and about two hours and do not rip up one of those post. main board replacement will run you about 250.00 to 300.00 give or take a little just depends on how much a board is. If you want me to repair this for you let me know.

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    Mike Johnson Feb 03, 2009

    Sure send it to me and if every thing goes ok I can have it back to you in a week. goto for the shipping address.

  • Mike Johnson
    Mike Johnson Feb 03, 2009

    there should be some 1 or 2 pins higher than the others. I wont know until I remove the mainboard.

  • Mike Johnson
    Mike Johnson Feb 03, 2009

    Ok well here is the deal if a pin is broken off that sometime is ok. the entire CF card socket now has to be replaced. as long as none of the traces are damaged you will be ok it just cost alittle more for the entire socket to be done and like I said as long as the traces are ok your in good shape. so let hope the board is fine and just try replacing the cost between 185.00 and 200.00 to replace that. let me take a look at it and I can tell you after I remove the socket if every thing is fine. I have a CF port ready for your camera.



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