Cameras

Question

Nikon Cool pix p500

by buslady54 / July 28, 2012 12:29 PM PDT

I need advise. I took my sd card out of the camera to view pictures. When I went to put it back in, it would not "click" down into the camera. Anyone have any advise? I know it was put in correctly but it will not stay down in.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Nikon Cool pix p500
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Nikon Cool pix p500
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Nikon P500
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 30, 2012 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Nikon Cool pix p500

I have never had that happen (nor heard of it happening).

I would first double check with the camera User Manual and verify that you are inserting the card correctly.
I would also try a different memory card as it is possible that some physical damage has occurred to your present memory card.

You could also check with Nikon Service to see if they have encountered such a failure.
They may have encountered one and have a solution.

..

Collapse -
Nikon p500
by buslady54 / July 30, 2012 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Nikon P500

Thanks, I have tried several cards with the same result. I will give Nikon a call to see if they have any ideas. I have never had this problem before......;(

Collapse -
Answer
I've seen this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2012 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Nikon Cool pix p500

The SD card slot is not only an electrical socket with contacts but a small spring plus latch miniature mechanical wonder device (as in a wonder you don't see more fail.)

Example but not exact at http://www.faqs.org/patents/imgfull/20110250772_05

When these fail you hope the maker will swap the camera as no maker I know replaces the card slot. As you can see, a lot of tiny parts so be sure to never force the card into place.
Bob

Collapse -
Latch
by buslady54 / July 30, 2012 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: I've seen this.

Thanks. I figured that is what failed. I just need to send it in. Just bites that I have important pictures to take this weekend. Sad I will line up other cameras. The camera is still under warrenty but the reciept is being sneeky at my house. I did however by it with my credit card.......that should help if I can't find it.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech Tip

Know how to save a wet phone?

It's not with a dryer and it's not with rice. CNET shows you the secret to saving your phone.