Having problems with your Konica Minolta DiMAGE X20 Digital Camera ?

My Minolta Dimage X20 says card locked when it is not and will not take photos with card in. it takes on internal memory though. Tried different cards which I know are good and same problem.


Answers :

Then the only remaining cause is damaged or dirty memory card contact contacts inside the memory card slot.

They're almost impossible to get to if they need cleaning and as the camera is now six years old with no further spares or after-sales support damaged contacts are effectively non-repairable. Even if you could get the parts, the camera is virtually worthless and would not justify the repair costs.

One trick I sometimes use with kill or cure problems like yours is to find a piece of dense paper card about the same thickness as the memory card contacts. I trim the card so that it will insert snugly all the way into the slot with enough sticking out to comfortably hold and then inset and remove it a few times. This alone is sometimes sufficient to clean the contacts. If it doesn't work, I make another dummy card and spray a little electronic switch contact cleaner on the end and then try again: it's important not to use a fresh card and usually I just use the opposite end of the dummy I card which I started with. Too much contact cleaner will damage the camera, but you really have nothing to lose if you wish to regain full use of the device.

If this doesn't work then it's time to either donate the camera to a junior family member or to sell it for "spares/repairs", but the selling and listing fees will likely exceed the price achieved.

The X20 wasn't a bad camera in it's time, but like all consumer level digital cameras it's not built to last nor to be repairable. Time to start writing your letter to Santa!

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