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CF pin eos 350D one of the pins for the compact flash card connection has bent flat. can I repair it?

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Re: CF pin

I'm afraid they break most of the time. You can try it though since the repair involves replacing the board that the connector is soldered to, $$$

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Another possibility could be the CF connector terminations inside the camera. I repaired one EOS 350D where solder joint in one of the pins (23rd) was broken. And that looked like manufacturing failure in the printed circuit board (see the picture). The solder pad for that pin was far too small. There can be also other such cases in the market. The disassembly of the camera is rather difficult but if you have some experience on that kind of work, it is worth trying when you have no other option. Some guidance for disassembly can be found for example here:

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