Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera ?

CF Card is not formatting. When I try to format it, the camera says. "Cannot format. Change the CF card." - but it can not read any card


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Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair would be more costly than the value of the camera, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. Please see the following:\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/06/fixing-compact-flash-memory-card-error.html\015\012
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