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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Re: cannot eject card
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.
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Repairing camera is a specialty. so unless you have this skill you'll
have to let someone else fix it. i sent my camera to be fixed to: www.camerarepair.com they were reasonably priced and have a 6 month warranty. they're pretty quick also.
im no expert, but i would use a flashlight to look inside the memory card holder and see if anythings messed up, and maybe jiggle the eject button a bit, and just maybe the button doesnt come up again until you push in the memory card. give it a little push they arent too terribly delicate. but make sure you are putting in the right direction. hope this helps
Pull the cf card out and with a careful eye (maybe a small flashlight and magnifier) look down the slot and check to make sure none of the cF card receiving pins are bent... it happens and it'll give you a card error. Regretfully if this is the case, it'll need a repair, replacement parts are available but it is a little techie to get apart and swap parts... Check the pins... good luck on this..
This may not be the same as your issue, but our AF stopped working as well. I tried all the recommended fixes - removing the card and battery, recharging the latter, removing the lens and cleaning the contacts, etc. None of those things worked. However, I then switched to MF, requiring me to turn the barrel, and I realized it was stuck and just needed a little force to get unstuck. Might have been the humidity. Anyway, our problem was solved - AF was back to normal after that.
There have been several reports of CF cards that work with all cameras, except the Rebel XTi. It depends on the actual manufacturer of the card. Canon made a change mid-production that affected the data saving. Try another brand of card & you should not have that problem any more.