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My Canon PowerShot A70 Digital wont take pictures!

When i turn on my camera on the little screen it says memery card error
what gives?

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There are several possible possible things might cause this error. The first obvious is the card has gone bad. Try a different memory card to verify.

Second thing is to inspect the pins in the card slot. Look for bent or missing pins. If you find a bent pin, don't fret as it's relatively easy to fix:

- Remove batteries and card. 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.

If it's neither of the above, the next thing to try is replacing the camera's "CR 1220" clock battery. Its compartment is located under the rubber A/V cable mat on the left side of the camera. You can buy this inexpensive battery at most department or drug stores. Just open the door by prying it open with a pin or small screwdriver, take out the old battery, and put in the new.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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