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Cannon Powershot S1 IS Problem

The screen shows "Memory Card Error"

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  • pere2 Feb 29, 2008

    Canon s1 is camera is 3 yrs old and only changed card three times. Found one bent pin and one pushed in (down?) No problem straightening bent pins accurately but to get a grip on the depressed pin defied using a/ two flat screwdrivers and b/ a hypodermic needle with a strand of copper wire threaded through and a tapered drop of solder on the end to create a gripping action when pulled. Cannot find my way in without risking physical damage to shrouds and/or body. Tried looking for methods on web, no success. Any ideas? Or anyone have a dead one i can dismantle and photo (with another camera) so i can pass info on to others.



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Depending on how much space between pins you have:
In the old days of computers there were wire wrap tools with a sole purpose for tightly wrapping wire around a metal pin. You might look at trying a wire wrap tool with some thin wire. if you can wrap it, you will be able to pull it.

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