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Flash card will not stay in it's proper spot.

Flash card will not stay in it's proper slot. I have to hold the flash card down with a finger and then force the door close. I am afraid if I continue to do this I will break my door. What can I do to solve my problem?

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  • elvislive486 Feb 22, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I have tried another card and it is exactly the same

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That means either the lock inside the slot of the canon broke or the latch on the flash card is worn out. Can you try another card and see if it locks in.?

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