Bent pin in memory card slot

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by AUZambo, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. AUZambo

    AUZambo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I sold my Sony A100 a week ago on craigslist. The camera was working fine when the lady bought it from me. She took a couple of test shots to verify it. After she agreed to buy it she handed me the camera and I took the card out of it because it was not part of the sale. She gave me the money, I gave her the camera, and we went on our separate ways.

    Yesterday they called and said they went to Wolf Camera to get a new card. The guy at Wolf put a card in it and the camera wasn't able to read it. The took the camera to Radio Shack and the same thing happened. Today I met the husband to look at the camera and try it again with the same card I've always used in it and it didn't work. When I looked into the slot I noticed the pin in the top left position was bent down. I pointed it out to him.

    He said, "Give me a week to try to get it fixed. If I can't fix it I want my money back." Of course I'm not going to return his money because the damage was done after the sale. His argument was that it's possible I bent the pin during the transaction, but there's no way removing a card would bend the pin down.

    Anyway, how possible is it to simply bend the pin back? I realize there's a chance that it may break in the process, but is that a realistic solution? If it can't be bent back straight, does anyone know how much it would cost to have it fixed correctly?

    TIA!
     
  2. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Madoc, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i'm sure its an easy fix... but you have no obligation to give him his money back... they tested it with you, it worked fine... obviously something happened either at wolf camera, or they did something themselves..
     
  3. rlcphotos

    rlcphotos TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Western Pa.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    cost me on the 300D I had 200.00 to repair
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
bent pin in memory card slot
,
how do i get to the row of pins in the cf card slot in the sony dslr-a100 camera
,
how to fix bent pins in sd card slot
,

how to fix bent ram slots

,

memory card bent pin

,
pin bend in nikon d800 cf slot
,
replace sony a100 card reader
,
sd card slot pins bent
,
sony a100 cf card reader repair parts
,
sony camera cardslot