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Memory card will not stay in and latched. Is there a simple solution or does this require a professional repair?

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  • j_stratton_h Oct 11, 2010

    For $50 it would be worth it to have it repaired professionally. However, I can't seem to find a Canon repair facility that will touch it for less than $99.00. Where did you get your $50 repair estimate?

  • j_stratton_h Oct 11, 2010

    Quick response, but solution requires professional repair.



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There is a little clip inside the camera that is supposed to move to grab and hold of the card. The spring can wear or fall out or get bent and no longer hold the card in place. The camera will have to be disassembled carefully so you can gain access to the memory card slot. Then the card bay will have to be examined to see the position of the spring and latch. If it's bent it will have to be straightened out. If missing, a new one will need to be replaced with a steady pair of hands. Canon will repair it for $50 plus shipping. Fixing it yourself is not the easiest task but can be done with lots of patience and concentration. The hard part is finding a replacement spring and latch if that is the case.

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    Nate Stansfield Oct 11, 2010

    Ship it directly to canon themselves.



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