Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera ?
When I turn on my camera it says memory card error and I can't seem to retrieve my photos. Because of this I am unable to take any photos or video
Take a look inside your S500 camera's Compact Flash 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 this link.
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