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02-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Sticky SD Card Slot

I recently purchased a K-5 and was wondering if it's normal to have to grasp the SD card by the edges and wiggle it back and forth a bit to remove it from the camera?

02-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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If the K-5 is like my K-30, the card slot is a tight fit. When you want to remove the card, push it down and then quickly remove your finger. Most of the time the card will pop up far enough to remove easily. The Lexar cards I use have a raised ridge near the bottom which can be used to grab with a fingernail. Check and see if your cards have something similar.

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It is on mine. I suspect it has to do with better cooling performance.
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Yeah. It almost feels as if you have to break it free from the K-5.

The solution I have implemented with my K-5 is to open the door, using my nail I push the SD card in, and while still pshing the card in I slide my nail off to the side giving it a spring loaded launch making it protrude further for removal. So far I haven't been able to launch it right out of the slot. Of course, please only try this at home with the drain plugs in, windows closed, your mouth closed, etc etc etc, and also not near the railing on top of a skyscraper or on a bridge over the river/sea/canal.


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Thank's for the replies, I'm glad to know it's normal for the K-5.
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Mine has gotten better as time has passed.....almost like it's "lossed-up" a bit......
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Mine is like this too. Some SD cards seem to free up better than others. It doesn't really bother me so I haven't noticed which ones free up better. I know my Eye-Fi Pro SD Card gets stuck really bad though!

I let my mentor borrow my camera, he called me up shortly after he started using it and asked me if the SD card was hard to remove.
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just a thought here, I bought a cheap (probably counterfit) micro SD card with adaptor, and it was also really tight in the slot. what I discovered is the fake label was so thick it was making it almost impossible to get out of the camera. the solution was simple, remove the label!

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