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I recently recieved a Canon Rebel Xti as a gift alot with a Sandisk extreme III 2.0 GB memory card. I see the CF opening on the camera but i have no idea how to get the memory card into the computer, it seems so small to fit into the cf opening. It's probably a simple answer but it's puzzling me. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hello there,
there are clear pictures on page 29 and 29 of the instruction manual. The card will only go in one way -so don't attempt to force it .

http://safemanuals.com/annexe_Instruction%20Manual_CANON_EOS%20DIGITAL%20REBEL%20XTI-_E.htm#

If this works, please rate 'fixya'

If it does not then come back to me and we can try something else!

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