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.
The fault is either from the phone or the phone's memory card slot.
Test the memory card on another phone or any other device that uses memory card. If the memor card doesn't work, then it means the memory card is not good. But if the memory card works, it means fault is from the phone.
Get a phone screw driver, disassemble the phone, clean the memory car slot with a tooth brush. This will clear off all particles that maybe preventing the memory card from contacting the phone properly.
The cleaning the memory card slot doesn't help, it means the memory card slot of the phone is defective. It takes only a repairman to fix this fault for you.
Possible there is damage on the memorry card slot or the card slot contacts.
Also if there is fault on the motherboard interface or if there is fault on the memory card.
Check the card on another phone or PC. Also check with another card to confirm.
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.
Hi there I'm a PC technician and i have come across this problem before with built in card readers and i can usually fix the problem myself. It sounds like Acer are just trying to swindle more money from you. Warranty is supposed to cover hardware up to a year and should be their responsibility to repair. Can you tell me just what they said to you?