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No pictures Suddenly my Canon S230 does not write to the compact flash card. I've swapped out cards to no avail. Flash, display are normal. I've used the camera for 4 years and am completely familiar with its operation. I'd hate to think it is dead. EllenB

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  • ecb01701 May 28, 2008

    Thanks. Pins look OK. I should add that I had taken a few pix on Monday and saw the image on the LCD. On Friday, my next use, the LCD showed a few white lines and grey boxes instead of the image, eventually showed nothing except the menu setting that appears/disappears when I press the "display" button. Downloads were plain black boxes, one for every attempted picture.



  • ecb01701 May 28, 2008

    Thank you very much. I'll call Canon tomorrow > I would never have found that URL, and I really love this camera.



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Look in the card slot with a flashlight to see if there are any bent / misaligned pins. If so, remove batteries and card and Use a small/skinny jeweler's flat screwdriver to bend the pin back as close as possible. Take your time and use as much patience as you can muster (take a breather in between if needed). It doesn't have to be perfect, just as close as you can get it. When it's there, take your flash card and "SLOWLY" insert it. The card itself should fine-align the pin. Remove the card, and verify that the pin is still straightened. If so, reinsert the card and try it out.

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