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Granddaughter forced memory card into slot incorrectly and bent pins

My granddaughter forced the memory card into the slot incorrectly and bent a couple of the pins at the base on my Canon Powershot S30. Does anyone know of a way to get to the pins so they can be straightened? We've straightened crooked pins on mice using the hole in a ink pen and I would try that but first I have to be able to get to the bent pin.

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A long pair of needlenose pliers, or possibly tweezers. As you've noticed, it's near impossible to disassemble the needles from the mem card housing.

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