05-03-2021 02:12 AM
It appears my card reader is failing - I have used 4 different cards, all of which have given errors: I consistently get any of the following errors: Card full (never has been), error 02, No CF card and possibly some others I cannot remember. It usually connects after several Power resets (removing battery), remove and reinsert CF card. Sometimes both or either of the 2 will fix. sometimes I just go away for awhile and come back and it is ok. I always ensure I have a fully charged battery, have reformatted the card I use (only a few months old), have checked the pins and cannot see any bent, and cannot see any debris in the card reader. I contacted Canon Australia who advise if it is a faulty card reader the part is no longer available - can anyone advise where I could get a replacement part if it is a card reader fail... Obviusly there is an option of either buying another body or replacing with a new one - but would like to try to fix..
05-03-2021 06:54 AM
You really don't know what the problem could be. The symptom is a bad card slot, but there could be notheing wrong with it. It could be the electronics connected to it that have failed. The cost of repair will easily exceed the point of diminishing returns.
It's time to replace the camera.
05-03-2021 07:52 AM
eBay has a number of that model for sale for under $50.
05-04-2021 06:44 AM
05-04-2021 06:52 AM
Our recommendation is that based on the age of the camera repair is not cost effective.
You can buy a used one for less than $50. Postage to and from a repair center could cost that much alone.
I owned one of those cameras when they first came out. I experienced a card reader problem.
If you look in the card slot you should see a bunch of pins. Sometimes a pin gets bent. If you see a bent pin you could try, very carefully, to bend it back into position. I was able to do that. Camera worked for several more years till I retired it for an upgraded model.
05-04-2021 06:57 AM
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