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Canon Rebel XT unable to access compact flash card

When I attempt to take a picture, the CF light on the camera continues to flash indicating that the camera is attempting to access the card, but is not able to. I took out the card and put it in the card reader on my printer and was able to access the photos taken before this problem. That leaves me to believe that the card is ok. Any idea what I should do?

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Check all the pins in the CF socket in the camera are there, or are not bent, repair is expensive if broken

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I have the same Canon Digital Rebel XT black body with 28-55 lens camera and just spent a week in Bryce, Zions and Grand Canyons at over 95 degrees in direct sunlight, taking a little over a thousand pictures and never had a problem, I wonder if it is just a certain factory-run of the camera, or maybe caused by the Card...I use Kingston CF cards. Or maybe the brand of battery-- I can't remember if I using my Canon-supplied one or the generic extra one I bought. But you might consider the battery or flash card as a possible cause. Good luck. Tabitha

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