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PowerShot S410 problem. Camera powers on and lens extends and closes as normal. Screen shows Memory Card Unavailable if I don't have the memory card in the camera, if memory card is inserted in the camera the camera will not power on.

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Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair would be more costly than the value of the camera, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. Please see this link.

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