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Canon 400D CF pin broken, power down

I got 2 pins of CF slot has been broken. Tried change battery to 2 fully charged with now the whole camera not functioning. I try to bring it to Canon Authorized Service, they need to replace the whole camera motherboard with the new one. almost US$250 Decided to take repair by myself, hope internet community can help.. Then I opened the camera to find if any fuse has been burned, located fuses with E, P, K mark, test it but look okay (still connected). They i suspect an IC with burnt looking (not sure), lately clean the surface, read the mark "G2" probably Toshiba TC7SET08FU. but cant find the replacement in the market. Anybody have idea for my situation?

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Where is this board?

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

Re: Canon 400D CF pin broken, power down

3 pins broken, in the slot where we insrt the memory card. Am willing to risk opening it. Any one with a step-by-step help. Someone who has done this earlier.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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Re: Canon 400D CF pin broken, power down

250 is a bargain if you value your time at anything over $10.00 per.
and canon will guarantee the results.
but...good luck

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, you can take it to be professionally repaired by replacing the card reader. But you may also want to consider repairing it yourself by unbending the pin.

To do so, remove batteries and card. Use a small/skinny jeweler's flat screwdriver to bend the pin back as close as possible. The jeweler's screwdrivers that you see at the dollar store will work fine. Another tool that I sometimes use is a stiff wire with a bent hook on the end to get very flattened pins started.

Take your time and use as much patience as you can muster (take a breather in between if needed).
It doesn't have to be perfect, just as close as you can get it. When it's the best that you can get it, take your flash card and "SLOWLY" insert it. The card itself should fine-align the pin. Remove the card, and verify that the pin is still straightened. If so, reinsert the card and try it out.

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