07/22/09 118 W, 1 I - + 7 - 12 Card Reader Woes

Ever wondered what happens to your external memory card reader, when the CF cards pins get bent? First, it stops working. Next, the user starts cursing. Third, ingenuity appears. Crack open the case and identify the problem pins. With tweezers from your trusty Swiss Army knife, carefully bend the pins back. They’ll be further straightened when you insert a card. Did it work? Yes and no. One pin was snapped in half, and only one brand of my cards would work. Presumably the other needs the longer pin. Guess a replacement purchase is the plan for the evening. Thank goodness card readers are pretty cheap.

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