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MY I-MAC ATE MY SD CARD


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#1 JayJax

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:35 PM

Very unusual - always when I insert the SD card (from my camera) a significant part of it stays on the outside so that you can remove it by pulling it out.

 

This time the card disappeared into the slot and I do not know how to get it out?

 

Anybody??


Edited by JayJax, 22 May 2015 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:41 PM

Maybe click on 'Finder' and see if it's listed as one of the devices at the top left of the screen. If so, click the eject icon to the right of the listing. For my camera card I have an adapter which it plugs into & the other end is a flash drive connector. 


Edited by Twin B, 22 May 2015 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:52 PM

As Twin said see if it's listed in finder. If it is, eject it so you don't risk data corruption. Then, try using a flashlight and tweezers to remove it. If it doesn't budge when you try pulling, I'd take it to the Apple Store to see if they can remove it. Don't force the removal.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:17 PM


 

This time the card disappeared into the slot and I do not know how to get it out?

A pair of tweezers might help.

 

Don't force the removal.

 


 

I'd take it to the Apple Store to see if they can remove it.

I agree, Even if it costs a few bucks it's worth it I think.


Edited by NickAu, 22 May 2015 - 10:19 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

The tweezers cam up empty - I don't want to do too much jamming in there but there's not a lot of room to maneuver.

 

Problem is my camera manual doesn't say what kind of card to use so I don't know how to replace it.

 

They give lists that are confusing - I am a simple man who needs simple answers like YES or NO and SD 8gb will work OR NOT.

 

I STILL can't believe it did that - vanish inside. If it can happen I'm your guy.



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Posted 24 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

Which brand and model camera do you have?

Bring your iMac to the nearest Apple store. It's not supposed to eat your memory card.



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Posted 24 May 2015 - 11:39 PM

I'm sure they won't do it for free - nobody does anyhing for free - might have to hold off till I get some other stuff paid  - other than that I have to get a new card and that I won't be able to put it in to be read - its not doing any active damage right now. Thx for your advice.

 

Here's the scoop on my camera:

 

Nikon COOLPIX S5300 16 MP Wi-Fi CMOS Digital Camera with 8x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and 1080p HD Video


Edited by JayJax, 24 May 2015 - 11:42 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 06:48 AM

If your iMac is still under the 1 year warranty, 3 years with Apple Care, it should be free. 

Your camera takes SD, SDHC and SDXC type memory cards. A 8gb card will hold a bit more than 800 images with a 16 mp camera so it should be more than enough for you.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 11:11 PM

If your iMac is still under the 1 year warranty, 3 years with Apple Care, it should be free. 

Your camera takes SD, SDHC and SDXC type memory cards. A 8gb card will hold a bit more than 800 images with a 16 mp camera so it should be more than enough for you.

Good idea but unfortunately its no longer under warranty.   I guess I'll just consider it no longer has a card reader available - I have a laptop I believe has a card reader.   It is a pain more than anything because I'm having a hard time figuring out what kind of SD Card to get for my camera but I'll figure it out with MAY I SAY no help from NIKON.






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