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*ist D, Microdrive problem

This has been hinted at in other threads, but could someone go into detail about how he's had success extracting a microdrive from the *ist D? My 384MB version is absolutely stuck. I've tried various methods for a couple hours, and I cannot get it out. What a terrible design! (Great camera otherwise).

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I've been using the microdrive with *Ist without any problems. To remove it, I am using my fingernail to pull it out, sticking it in the grooves at the at the edge of the drive. However it may be difficult if you have large fingers. You may want to try the same trick with the pen of a toothpick. I also read that some people make a "handle" out of the scotch tape. If your card really stuck, the only solution would be needlenose pliers.

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I'm afraid the best(?) tip means you put a piece of tape on the MD before you put it in the camera. That way you have something bigger (well...) to hold on to to pull out the MD. If I were you, I'd place something soft on a table (to catch the MD falling), find a pen, tilt the camera with the CF compartment facing down and try to push the eject button with the pen (being out of the way for the MD). Hopefully this will be enough. I really don't have any other ideas and I haven't any problems with getting my CF cards or my MD out of the camera (yet?).

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