Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

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Memory Card Slot Fault

Hi all.

Have had my D40 for about 18 months now, but approximately 6-8 months ago, the memory card slot developed a fault and it seems to be the mechanism that holds the card in that is the problem. When I put the card into the camera, it simply springs back out, meaning that the catch that 'clicks' when you put a memory card in has developed a fault.

I realise it's obviously outside of it's years Manufacturing Guarantee, but I never registered the item at the time of purchase. Should I do that now and seek assistance from NIkon or will that not work? Alternatively, does anyone know how to fix this problem without having to send the camera away for repair?

Many thanks!

Ben.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    I have the same probelm. Help please!

  • benhutch Dec 13, 2008

    Exactly the ame problem

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Mine however is on my motorola rizr z8 phone. It just would let the card in. What I did was to place something (I cut a plastic) and squeezed it through the slot so my memory card will stay there. In case I want to remove it, I just get something like a needle or tweezer and pull the damn thing out. haha!

  • vision63 Mar 05, 2009

    Nikon wants over $200 dollars to fix it. A real fix would help other than "take it to a service center."

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Please take it immediately to the nearest authorized service center

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