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A70 start-up problem

First of all, this is a great site. My PowerShot A70 has this tricky malfunction. When CF-card is inserted, my camera won't start. Without CF-card, it will start OK, though, it will report "no memory card". So, the problem seems to be in CF-slot... Any homemade-idea, how could i fix this? Thanks in advance.

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  • stanmurphy Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Powershot A70 and a brand new Kingston 1GB Compact Flash card.

    The camera starts without the CF card but not with.

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It could be as well a malfunction CF card. Try to use another CF card in your camera. Good luck!

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