Having problems with your Olympus Digital Cameras ?

I am trying to use a scandisk memory card in my Olympus sp 30 camera but it just wont go in all the way it goes halfway and stop, I do not want to force it, what should I do


Answers :

Hello Pam

You should be able to use your new SD card just fine on your camera which indicates that either something is wrong with the card or that something is wrong with your camera's card reader.

To diagnose the problem , please insert another card into the camera and see it it fits in fine. If it does , take your other card and examine it for defects and return it to the store where you bought it for a exchange.

If another card also does not want to fit in your camera , the problem is likely with the camera's sd card slot.

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This picture is basically what your camera's card reader looks like.Notice that there are two pieces of metal that are movable?

The one with the arrow is used for the copy protection switch. The one on the top of the reader is a switch which is used to tell the camera that a sd card was removed or inserted.

What often happens is that either one of these switches catches onto the card you are removing and bend into the area where the card is inserted. Normally the card insert switch is more prone to this error.

Now when you insert your new card , this switch is in the way and prevents your card from being inserted.

To diagnose this , shine a very bright light into the SD slot of your camera and look into it. You should not see any obstruction except possibly on the far left of the slot. If this is not the case , you will have to have your camera fixed by a repair center as this falls way beyond the scope of a DIY repair.

Please let me know what you find so we can get this figured out. Also , feel free to contact me if you need more help or have any questions.

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StephanSA

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