How to Fix Your SD Card Slot
I admit I’m not a camera junkie who knows all the in’s and out’s of my Canon 6D, and I’d rather spend my time working on Composite Photography.
But sometimes, you just gotta get your hands dirty, and fix your own SD Card Slot when it gets jammed.
I get it, cameras are machines, and all machines break down at some point, but it seems to me that a Canon 6D that’s less than a year old should NOT be breaking down quite so soon.
Well, come to find out, it didn’t really “break down”, so let me show you how I fixed it.
My Canon Headaches
Back in the day when I was shooting film, I was a Nikon user.
I never really had any issues with my Nikon, it did the job, and I was happy.
Now that film is nearly extinct, and digital photography is the king, I’ve become a Canon user.
In less than two years, I’ve had a Canon 5D Mark II, which is out of commission due to shutter problems (I’m told by Competitive Camera here in Dallas), and a Canon 6D, which I recently had an SD Card Slot issue with.
Is this a Canon problem, or a general digital camera problem?
As I said, I’m not a camera junkie, and I’m not necessarily partial to Canon over Nikon, I just want a camera I can trust and perform the way I need it to perform.
My SD Card Slot Problem
Now, the recent SD Card Slot problem I had wasn’t necessarily a “Canon” problem as much as it was a memory card problem, but I could blame it on design flaws from both Canon and the memory card maker SanDisk.
When you watch the video, you’ll see the problems I’m talking about.
The memory cards we use in digital photography are designed with small little metal touchpads (remember, I’m not a techie or junkie here) that small prongs within your digital camera make contact with.
These contact points allow the image to be saved from the processor in your camera to the memory card in your SD Card Slot.
The problem here is, the very small little plastic dividers separating each of these metal touchpads, over time wear out and may break.
And when these plastic dividers break inside your SD Card Slot, you’ve got a problem.
At first, I thought, “Oh, GREAT! Here I go again. What the hell? This is a new camera, and I already have one Canon that’s not working.”
I thought I was going to have to spend a lot of money fixing yet another Canon shortcoming.
In the video, I show you what I discovered, and how I saved myself hundreds of dollars fixing this simple problem myself.
Yes, this short video could save you hundreds of dollars.
There are a few other videos out there showing you how to unjam the SD Card Slot on your digital camera, but in this video, I show you a simple trick that could save further damage to your camera.
That’s a Wrap
Let’s face it, for me, my digital camera is just a tool, much like a paintbrush is for a painter.
It’s a means to an end, which are amazing Composite Photography Portraits.
While digital cameras are not flawless, this video will show you a simple solution to a problem that could cost you hundreds of dollars.