Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
Forum Member

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Hook, Hampshire
Posts: 61
SD card sticking

Hi all

Not a major issue, although given someone ended up breaking their camera getting one out I thought I'd raise it.

How many people find that to remove one or both of their cards, the have to wiggle it up and down a bit ?

I had 2 32GB cards and didn't plan to remove regularly. I had noted that cards in both slots pop out 1/3 way when pressed but then tend to stick a varying amount requiring a varying amount of gentle wobbling up and down (across their width rather than front to back). It's almost like they are caught on a notch (there is one on either side - one of which has the lock slider).

It's just jumped to my attention as I swapped the 32GB card in slot 2 with my Pentax Flu card.

They always free up and force is never the answer ... but it is frustrating.


03-05-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,749
Used to be difficult to remove the SD card from my k-5 but on the k-3 I've had no issue, just pops out. I'm using Sandisk ExtremePro
03-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
Senior Member

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 137
Never had a problem, they just pop out easily from both slots. Sandisk ultra and extreme pro, Kingston and PNY cards used.
03-06-2014, 08:48 AM   #4
New Member

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 8
I have the same problem with my K-3. Reminded today doing the firmware update. It seems some cards are thicker than others perhaps, or there are variances in the SD case moulding. It frequently feels like the card is stuck in the SD slot, or catching on something. Maybe the SD receptacle in the camera has very close tolerances. Anyway I sure don't yank the cards out and have been using a USB cable for transfer, most of the time.

03-06-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 20,336
Have this problem on a Q7, but that's probably more that the inside of the door is close to the card, so my fingertip doesn't fit behind the card to pull it out.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
32gb, amount, card, cards, dslr, k-3, k3, pentax k-3, sd card
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Fuji F550EXR, 4GB Eye-Fi SD Card, 4GB SD Card, 2 Batt + 6BQ5 Sold Items 3 09-16-2013 08:19 PM
SD Card thegrasshopper Pentax K-5 24 03-30-2012 10:31 AM
Crap! My new class 10 sd card run much slower than my old class 4 sd card... liukaitc Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 15 05-31-2011 01:39 PM
Scratched SD Card Contacts? Oh, and Don't get pqi SD Cards. AgentFixer Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 4 02-21-2008 09:16 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:30 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]