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CF card slot cover

The CF card slot cover won't stay closed. Advice needed

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Re: CF card slot cover

Is the card inserted correctly?
Is the card release button- under the cover locked down?
This needs two pushed to get it to lock in.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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