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Memory Card will not engage.

I think the internal prongs are bent (Kids). Is there a way to take the back off to look inside this area?

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Generally, the mem card slot is an enclosed component, so even if you had it completely removed from the camera, it's still hard to see the pins. The easiest way is to shine a gright light into the cavity and visually inspect with a magnifying glass.

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Wow, CF cards. Well, as you said, the prongs broke which means you need it repaired. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=11154#SupportDetailAct

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2 Prongs replacement = All the prongs replacements. I'm not sure if they have that type in stock anymore. My guess is ranging from 60-100ish USD. Usually they will check to see what is the problem and bill you for their labor and parts.

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