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Canon PowerShot A85-suspect one of the flash card reader pin recepticle in the camera has a bent pin. Can it be repaired?

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It's not as hard to fix as as you might think. Remove batteries and card. Look in the card slot with some light to see if any of the pins are bent. Use a small/skinny jeweler's flat screwdriver to bend the pin back as close as possible (you can get a cheap set at the dollar store). 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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