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I have a couple broken pins in the compact flash connector internal to the camera. Can I order a replacement socket and attempt repair myself?

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    flash wont pop up, looks like one of the external flash pins is pushed in or broken, is this repairable

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It can be done, but it's not easy and requires patience and a good invetory of parts and screws. Replacement card reader can be salvaged from a broken ebay camera (A75 and A85 readers are interchangeable). Here's a disassembly of a very similar A70:

http://blog.thustra.com/2007/03/canon-a70-ir-modification.html

Now are the pins actually broken or just bent. If just bent, you can actually and easily unbend them, but it requires patience:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/06/fixing-compact-flash-memory-card-error.html

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