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xd card dropped into wrong pc card reader

by jwhayt / March 2, 2007 4:29 AM PST

Hi,

Anyone have any idea how difficult it would be to retrieve my daughters xd card from a reader in ACER PC. She put her Olympus XD card into the wrong slot and it just fell in. Don't really want to tip the unit on its head. Any advice??

jan

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Tweezers
by jackson dougless / March 2, 2007 5:10 AM PST

That's what I'd start with... Preferably non-metallic, but if that's all you've got, then just shut the system down, flip the switch on the back (or pull the power cord), wait a couple of minutes for any residual charge to dissipate just to be on the safe side, and then start fishing around.

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xd card dropped in wrong pc card reader
by jwhayt / March 2, 2007 6:51 AM PST
In reply to: Tweezers

Yes, thanks for the advice on leaving sufficient time before having a good look around so that no charge present. I won't be doing it myself as PC is situated in another part of the country and I'm the 'go between' here. PC belongs to a friend, which is making things even more difficult. I assume that the reader is not an enclosed unit so that if the card is too small it would just drop inside the PC somewhere with nothing to hold it in the reader?

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Tweezers
by jwhayt / March 6, 2007 7:15 AM PST
In reply to: Tweezers

Thanks again for that. Yes, followed your advice. No problem retrieving from PC and now card safely back in camera Happy

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