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Old Mar 14, 2011, 1:13 PM   #1
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Unfortunately, I violated one of my cardinal rules and that of modern electronics.
Don't force things to plug in.
Well, yesterday, I did and now I'm in a world of hurt.

I detail cars and use that cam to display my work.
I can't afford another.

I bent one of the pins in the slot by putting the card in incorrectly and realizing that I hadn't taken the time to postion it properly, I removed it and re-inserted.
It took considerably more force than I remember.

When I put a refreshed battery in, the light didn't come on on my CP 4500.
I removed the card once again and looked inside.
Why I didn't do this before, is beyond me even though I was in a hurry.
One of the pins was bent so badly, it looked as though it touched one on the opposite side.
Of course, my first thought was microcircuitry is kaput.

I researched for a few seconds and found there are fuses in some digicams.
I'll assume Nikon did the same.

How do I get my 4500 apart so I can fully straighten the pin? I removed a few screws at that end. The pin -it's to the right of the middle on the bottom when the lens is oriented downward- and find the fuse?

Thanks for any help.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 1:18 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a pic of the PCB or a repair manual for download?
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 8:31 PM   #3
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I have never seen anyone successfully repair a badly bent pin in the data card slot. That usually requires dis assembly and a new data card slot. It might cost less and be far less hassle and time consuming to just look for another used Nikon 4500.

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 11:51 AM   #4
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I have never seen anyone successfully repair a badly bent pin in the data card slot. That usually requires dis assembly and a new data card slot. It might cost less and be far less hassle and time consuming to just look for another used Nikon 4500.

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I once managed to solder back a broken pin of an ATA interface hard disk drive

And recovered all the data, and then scraped it.

But I have to admit, it was pure luck.
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Sarah is correct. I wouldn't even bother fooling with it. Getting it apart is the easy part. Putting it back together is a whole lot harder!
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 3:49 PM   #6
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Thanks, Gary-

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 3:55 PM   #7
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I once managed to straighten such a pin, but the straightening clearly over-stressed it because a short while later it broke off. Ruined the card it was stuck in as well.
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Thanks to you all.
It's so hard to relegate this nice piece of equipment to the scrap heap.
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Get a quote for a new card slot first (from Nikon) - it may not be as bad as you fear.
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