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Cannot eject card

My Canon Rebel Xti is a wonderful camera.  Recenty, the little button to eject my card is stuck in the down position and I cannot get my disk for pictures out.  
Thank you for any assistance.  Gallt4@aol.com

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I have the same problem and I am able to pull out the card with small needle nose pliers. Ian

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I'm guessing this is a compact flash card since it is one of the more popular ones with an eject button. Fortunately the eject button is a mechanical type thing. These cards are only held in by friction, so what's required now is to simply pull out the card, but how can you do this without any way to wrap your fingers (or a small tool) around it?

There are a couple ways to do this... the way to do it and save the pics on the card is to take some 2 part epoxy (from your local walmart) and make a small batch (ie: less than 1/2 teaspoon). Epoxy two small screws to the card and let the epoxy harden for a day or so. Let it cure completely. Then pull on the screws and out comes the memory card.

The more risky way is to drill a VERY SMALL hole into the exposed end of the card (just barely enough to go through the case) and GENTLY insert a screw just enough so it grabs the plastic and pull out the card. If you don't drill in too far, the internal electronics won't be damaged and the card can be reused.

Good luck and please rate accordingly.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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