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Old September 6th, 2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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Memory card stuck in GH1...

I've managed to lodge an SD card in my GH1.

The write protect switch had fallen off the card and I put it in the camera to check the status of the card.
It now won't fully come of out the body. I can push it in and it pops out a few millimeters as usual. It comes another few millimeters and then gets stuck.
No amount of gentle waddling it about has dislodged it so far.

Does anyone have any advice on resolving this?
Failing that a guide to disassembling a GH1 would be awesome.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Hi Richard
I've heard of using a thin stiff piece of plastic like they use to package things. Cut it in the shape of the SD card and gently slide it in the slot. You should then be able to pull the card out.
Good Luck.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #3
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Re: Memory card stuck in GH1...

Richard, before you choose to disassemble your camera,
please consider sending it to an authorized Panasonic
factory repair service center!

Even if you manage to remove that card, you'll probably
want to have your camera checked out by a qualified
technician anyway -- who is to say that it won't happen
again, even with another brand of card?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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Hi Richard
I've heard of using a thin stiff piece of plastic like they use to package things. Cut it in the shape of the SD card and gently slide it in the slot. You should then be able to pull the card out.
Good Luck.

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Thanks for your suggestion Gordon.
Unfortunately that hasn't solved the problem either.
I'll give it another try tomorrow morning. If I can't get it sorted it's off to the local repair place with her.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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Re: Memory card stuck in GH1...

Luckily I finally managed to extract it safely this morning using an sd card shaped bit of thin plastic and a safety pin.

Apparently there's a known design flaw that causes this to happen with Panasonic sd card slots when the write protect tab is missing.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #6
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Glad that worked out for you!
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Old September 8th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #7
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Good to know you got it to work for you.

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