SD-card – not working

Case You have a 500d (or any other camera, using a SD-slot), can happen, that the camera does not feel the inserted card, or gets the false information, that the card is write-protected.

The cause is in most of the cases, that the two small switches, one for carde presence, and the other for write protection are damaged. To replace a card slot ONLY for this reason is dangerous for the board and a lot of work. Normally i rather make a bridge on the switch – a small wire and 2 solderings.

Her you see how it looks for the 500d. Just check the right soldering pafs on the PCB.

About canonrepair

Ruzsa János. Amatőr fotós, Canon DSLR váz. Amateur photographer. Canon DSLR user.
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1 Response to SD-card – not working

  1. ColT says:

    I’m fighting with a Nikon W100 waterproof camera with SD socket error too… Custom socket, and bad design, contacts bent. I removed the socket, and plan to solder a micro SD converter to the place of the socket… 😀

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