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#1 ibanez2392

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:35 PM

First off, I own a Gateway GT4016 desktop computer. On the front there's a little panel thing in one of the slots like where the dvd drive is fixed that has a USB connection and two slots labeled "SD/MMC/SM/MS/MS-PRO/xD" and "CF/MICRODRIVE".

I, being the genius that I am, inserted my CF card from my camera into the CF drive, but I think I did it backwards. It wasn't reading and didn't click or anything, so I got tweezers to try to pull it out, but that just pushed it in more and now I can't even try to pull it out from the front. It doesn't read on My Computer and whenever I try to open the drive called "CompactFlashI/II (H:)" it says I need to insert a disk. If I click eject, it does nothing.

My question is, how do I go about getting my card back out? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:21 AM

I've seen this before, and have had to disassemble the case to physically remove the card reader. Then I was able to remove the offending card (with some difficulty) by prying it out from the back.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:32 AM

Had this problem at work, so easy to put a memory card into the wrong slot (if its not labelled or your in a rush). If I remember correctly you can purchase a very fine pair of pliers from an electrical shop that may do the trick, otherwise its a case of removing the drive and dismantling it as usasma suggested.

Edited by FireKracker, 31 March 2008 - 04:35 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:14 PM

Had this problem at work, so easy to put a memory card into the wrong slot (if its not labelled or your in a rush). If I remember correctly you can purchase a very fine pair of pliers from an electrical shop that may do the trick, otherwise its a case of removing the drive and dismantling it as usasma suggested.

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