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May 13th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Hi, I just bought a cf card reader on ebay, used it to upload my pics from my dslr to my laptop. but when i put it back in my camera it didnt recognise it. i then realised that the card reader had a bent pin. it was bent in a way that 2 pins went into one of the holes in the CF card. i assume there is no way to fix the CF card and the damage is unrepairable.....?


May 13th, 2013, 05:58 PM
It depends on which pins. Normally voltage and ground are carried on the outer pins (either 3.3 or 5VDC). I would try to reformat within the camera or another computer with a card reader. Was this reader used or new/retail?