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My screen keep showing the Card Cover Open Error even though the cover is closed. What can i do It says "Card Over Open" when it is closed

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    My screen keep showing the Card Cover Open Error even though the cover is closed problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • corinnekelly Dec 23, 2008

    I wouldnt know how to do that myself, do you if its expensive for a repairer to do?

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The card door sensor is either damaged, failing or gone completely. You can take camera apart, (7 screws I think) take the back off. Sensor is at the back of camera near the battery door. If sensor is missing, you will see 2 spots on the electronics board where it was connected. Carefully melt solder so that those two points are connected. If sensor is still in place it's probably damaged. Carefully remove sensor using small snips or something like that, with out damaging anything around sensor. Then solder 2 points together. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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