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Unable to get memory card in slot!

Removed memory card and now the small black release button is depressed continually and will not allow card to be put back in slot.

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  • jfredin May 11, 2010

    Have you tried turning the card around, a memory card facing the wrong direction will do the same thing. I believe the card manufacturer's logo should face the back of the camera on that model.

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Service manual here, parts catalog, technical info and more. Scroll to bottom of page for download link.

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No image was shown on screen while i still can take photo.


According to ehow:

Turn off your Canon 1000D and remove the memory card, lens, battery and time/date secondary battery. The secondary battery is a small, round battery about the size of a dime found in the same compartment as the main battery. It is located in a vertical slot. Slide out the secondary battery by pressing your finger on the battery and pulling it toward you.
  • Place the body cap on your camera to keep dust out. Attach the front and back lens caps on your lens to prevent scratches and other damage.
  • Let the camera sit for 20 minutes. This will clear the camera's memory.
  • Place the date/time secondary battery and a fully charged primary battery in the camera and turn it on.
  • Press the shutter release button (the button you push to take a picture). If you are still receiving an Error 99, the problem is most likely caused by the camera body itself. The camera body must be serviced by a professional camera technician.
  • Turn off the camera and insert the memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the memory card. Turn off your camera and insert a different memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release again.
  • Turn off the camera and reattach the lens. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you receive an Error 99, turn the camera off and remove the lens.
  • Turn the camera so that it is face down, and gently clean the lens contacts on the camera body with a number 2 pencil eraser or soft cloth. The lens contacts are the eight small, gold pieces on the bottom of the lens mount. Be careful not to let any of the eraser scraps fall into the camera body.
  • Turn the lens so that the side that attaches to the camera is upside down. Use the eraser or soft cloth to clean the lens contacts on the lens, being careful not to let any eraser scraps fall into the lens.
  • Reattach the lens to the camera. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the lens. Take the lens to a professional camera technician for repair.

  • May 11, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS4 Digital Camera

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    What can I do when my camera says 'memory card is write protected'? I have moved toggle switch from lock to unlock, removed card, blew inside card slot and it still states the same thing.


    Hello

    Ok, here is something that just might work.

    In your case the problem is not with the card but rather with your camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but here is what you can do.

    Open the card slot of your camera and peer inside with a sharp light or torch. You should see a little metal tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection switch. Contrary to popular belief , the switch on the card does not impact the operation of the card itself but rather tells the camera that the card should be locked by depressing the little pin inside.

    If you put a protected card into a camera with no protection switch , the card would operate normally.

    However , with time and repeated use , the switch will start to bend slightly until it will no longer depress when a unlocked card is inserted.

    With a toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your problem.

    Kind Regards
    Andrea




    Aug 12, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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    Green light on camera back to the right of the 'delete' button continually flashes on-off about 1 second intervals as soon as battery is inserted as long as CF card is in place. Switching camera ON...


    I would start by looking into the memory card slot to see if you have a bent pin. You may need a small light and a magnifying glass to see them.
    If the pins are okay, then you can try a reset by holding down the BKT and metering buttons together for 2 seconds. The metering button is on the left, behind the off/on/release.

    Thirdly, you can try a firmware update on the camera which can be found here:

    NikonTech.com

    Jan 07, 2010 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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    I have a Digital Rebel 40 D camera less than 1 year old and I removed the memory card and I cannot get it to go back into the slot. The eject button is still depressed after I depressed it to eject the...


    im no expert, but i would use a flashlight to look inside the memory card holder and see if anythings messed up, and maybe jiggle the eject button a bit, and just maybe the button doesnt come up again until you push in the memory card. give it a little push they arent too terribly delicate. but make sure you are putting in the right direction. hope this helps

    Sep 15, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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    Screen black in all lighting. Icons and menu show and can view photos already on card, but screen black in all modes. Can take picture, but it is also black. Lens cover is open. Nikon Coolpix 4600. Thanks...


    Hello, I went and researched a few points in the manual and hope this helps to some extent. If this doesn't help, try resetting your camera by removing the batteries for 30 seconds, then reinstalling them and turning on the camera again.
    Monitor is blank:
    • Camera is off.
    • Batteries are not correctly inserted or battery-chamber
    cover is not properly latched.
    • Batteries are exhausted.
    • EH-62B AC adapter (available separately) is not properly
    connected.
    • Camera is in sleep mode. Press shutter-release button
    halfway.
    • Monitor is off.
    • USB cable is connected.
    • AV/Video cable is connected


    No picture is taken when shutter release button is pressed:


    • Camera is in playback mode.
    • Batteries are exhausted.
    • Red (!) lamp flickers: flash is charging.
    • Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
    • Message "CARD IS NOT FORMATTED" appears in
    monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in your
    camera.
    • Message "OUT OF MEMORY" appears in monitor:
    insufficient memory to record picture at current Image
    mode setting.

    Dec 02, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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    Screen black in all lighting. Icons and Menu show but screen otherwise black in all modes. Can view photos on card. Can take a picture, but it is also black. Lens cover is open. Nikon Coolpix 4600. Thanks...


    Hello, I went and researched a few points in the manual and hope this helps to some extent. If this doesn't help, try resetting your camera by removing the batteries for 30 seconds, then reinstalling them and turning on the camera again. 
    Monitor is blank: 
    • Camera is off.
    • Batteries are not correctly inserted or battery-chamber
    cover is not properly latched.
    • Batteries are exhausted.
    • EH-62B AC adapter (available separately) is not properly
    connected.
    • Camera is in sleep mode. Press shutter-release button
    halfway.
    • Monitor is off.
    • USB cable is connected.
    • AV/Video cable is connected


    No picture is taken when shutter release button is pressed:

    • Camera is in playback mode.
    • Batteries are exhausted.
    • Red (!) lamp flickers: flash is charging.
    • Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
    • Message "CARD IS NOT FORMATTED" appears in
    monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in your
    camera.
    • Message "OUT OF MEMORY" appears in monitor:
    insufficient memory to record picture at current Image Mode selection.

    Dec 02, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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    Turns on only for split second!


    I was just trying to solve this exact same problem on my girlfriends A345 and upon inspecting the battery door I noticed a small tab had been broken off. I lined up the tab and just above the memory card where it says push to eject there is a slot. In that slot is a tiny black pressure switch that the broken off tab used to depress. I stuffed a small piece of wire in there and hit power and it works just as it did :) hope this solves your problem as I'm sure these tiny tabs break off without people noticing since the battery door closes and locks without them

    Oct 28, 2008 | Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

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    A95 LCD screen black and unable to take photos


    Its common problem in canon cameras and I have solution. please let me know if you didn't find in chat.

    Sep 02, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

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    Internal memory photos download to sd card


    1. Ensure memory card is inside camera.

    1. Turn on camera.

    2. Press Review button on back of camera

    3. Then Press Menu Button on back of camera

    4. Select "Image Storage" option (by depressing the joystick on RHS of back of camera).

    5. Select "Internal Memory" option (by depressing the joystick on RHS).

    6. Select "Continue"

    7. Press Menu button.

    8. Press "Review" button

    9. Press "Review" button again.

    10. Press "Menu" button.

    11. Scroll down to "Copy" and select this option by depressing the joystick.

    12. Scroll down to "All", then select by depressing the joystick.

    13. Contents should now copy over from internal memory to SD card.

    14. Don't forget to reselect Auto detection of SD card afterward. This is done by turning camera off then back on again. Press "Review". Press "Menu". Select "Image Storage". Select "Auto". Select "Continue".

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