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CF Card I took my cf card out of my camera to be sure I got the right card when purchasing another card. My first card was 1.0 GB and I purchased another, 2.0 GB. I tried inserting the new card tonight and could not get it to go in. I then discovered that I had the card turned the wrong way when installing. I finally realized the way it should go in and got the card installed. Once in the camera, I began getting an error message saying "Err CF - There is a problem with the CF card. - Replace the CF Card". I then ried my old card and got the same message. I tried several times, to no avail, then I turned the camera offr - removed the battery. I reiserted the battery ane got the same message. At one point in all this I got a Error 99 message. Do you have anyidea what I need to do, since the camera will not recognize either card (old one or the new one). Can anyone help me with this problem? Thanks Kay

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Throw the camera away I would guess.

In inserting the card the wrong way round you have almost certainly damaged or bent pins in the base of the chamber.
To confirm this shine a torch down inside and look and see.
If this is the case - there is almost certainly no repair option.
The hours cost of stripping replacing the unit and parts availability mitigate against repairing digital cameras no matter how expensive they are

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