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?
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either your memory card or memory card slot have snags, if you checked with another memory card then the fault should be in memory slot, just look inside the memory card slot with a flash lite if the contacts is bent, if it is bend or shot circuited, open the camera and make it straight with a tweezer tool. if any dirt or dust inside, try to clean it with an air blower then spray some contact cleaner in.
In digital cameras this is a common problem, either the memory card or the memory sitting slot may be the reason, the contacts of this both part should clean thoroughly, if the fault persists please look carefully inside the memory slot, if there any of the contact is bent, try to make it correct with a needle like tool.if not possible to do this
open and do it carefully.
What happened? did you drop the camera? did you let it unused for months and months? Can you open the battery chamber/memory card slot cover? Can you move up the orange battery latch? Is there any debris in the battery chamber or memory card slot? did you push in the memory card, so it can jump out? Please inform, perhaps I can help a little more.
Confirm the power-on lamp and the monitor
are off and open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing Memory Cards1Before removing memory cards, turn the camera offand confirm that the power-on lamp and monitor areoff. 2Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot coverand press the card in to partially eject the card. 3The card can then be removed by hand. Do not attempt toremove the card at an angle.
Insert the memory card.
4Slide the memory card in correctly until it clicks into
5Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Make sure your camera can take San Disk. It probably takes a certian card or the SD card might be upside down. Some brand and models stay this fault and the problem with the SD is that it does not accept a memory card higher
than 1GB. This info isn't in the user guide. Have you tried an external usb card reader?
Pull the card out and re-insert. the most likely problem is the card was not seated properly in the slot. Keep us updated.
Please try this card with your PC and if there is any issues in detection after inserting into the card detection slot, then the card is faulty for sure.
If not make sure there are no foreign particles inside of the slot, make sure with a good air jet the slot is clear.
If there is no detection remove battery, keep it off for few hours/overnight and retry.
If the fault stays the fault is in the interface to the processor in the main board.
Have your new memory card inserted into your PC to test for any virus. Format the memory car.
Please check if your cannon is adaptive to the 4GB (check the instruction manual) if the card shows the same fault now after inserting.
Use another card into the camera to confirm if the card slot is faulty.
HI, The memory slot is an expansion slot that you can put a camera card (SD card) into so you save all you photo's to that instead of the internal memory. This is because your camera only has a limited amount of internal memory limiting you to the amount of pictures you can save on the camera.
Purchasing a memory (SD card) is certainly an advantage and they can be used in card readers, MP3 players and computers etc.
I had exactly the same problem with a 2 year old LX-1. The card worked fine on the computer, formated no problem but would not work in the camera.
I took a can of air and used maybe 3 one second bursts to blow out the card slot. Card immediately started working.