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Memory card not reading in camera

I posted an issue earlier today. My canon A75 is giving an error message "no memory card" even though it is in the camera. The compact flash memory card was bought from walmart about 3 months ago. I am trying to find out if the issue is due to the camera. Also if the issue is fixable & if it's fixable at a reasonable price. I am thinking that a prong between the camera & the memory card may not connecting right or the camera is not recognizing the memory card. I also want to know if I am better off just buying a new digital camera. I want to get my current camera working as cheap as possible if I can.

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  • Stacey Watts Mar 09, 2007

    I got the pins straighted out but now I get the error message "memory card error". I can't see anything wrong when I look into the memory card slot. Anyone have any help for me?

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Hello, In most of the cases, th digital camera is not reading the saved photos and other media files from external memory card of the digital camera. If they want to get the best solution then use or download the Sony Photo Recovery Software. Read more: http://www.sonyphotorecovery.com

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Look into the camera with a bright light and see if any pins are bent where the memory card goes in. also check to see if the card is unlocked and check the card to see if it works in another device.

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