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02-18-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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what is the PCB/FPC

My K20 flamed out, wouldn't read the SD card and I just got it back from repair (four days turn-around). They replaced the "Main PCB/FPC" and the memory card holder. The latter I understand, but the former has me confused. I'm guessing it's the circuit "board" that controls the memory card?
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PCB - printed circuit board
FPC - Flexible PCB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printed_circuit_board
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Yeah, that's what it means but I should have asked, what does it do?
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It is just like an SD card reader on your laptop. On a computer the reader slot itself is on a PCB (or a FPC) which communicates with the processor (through motherboard in case of computer). In your case, when they said "main PCB/FPC", I think they mean the counterpart of the motherboard on a computer. There is really no room for an SD reader PCB in a DSLR, I guess.

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