Canon 7D Bent Pin In Compact Flash Slot
This is disappointing, I have a bent pin on my Canon 7D and it is unusable now. The compact flash card will not read when inserted into the camera.
I suspect this could be a common problem with any devices that use compact flash cards. Unfortunately, on the Canon 7D, it is not an easy fix. I was informed that the entire compact flash interface has to be replaced at a cost of about $300. There’s nothing that can be done except to get it fixed. Here’s a close-up picture of the bent pin.
Actually, a friend was borrowing the camera for a shoot when this happened so he’s going to get it fixed for me. I’m hoping he won’t have to pay $300 to get it fixed.
If you look on the compact flash card itself, there is a slight scratch (if you will) near the hole where the bent pin would’ve been inserted. It’s funny no matter how careful you are, things like this can happen. The slot even has guides that help ensure that the card is inserted correctly.
I’ve never had problems with compact flash cards like this before but I guess it is bound to happen at some time. I’ll update you on the repair procedure.
**UPDATE: My Canon 7D is now fixed! If you want to find out where I took it and how much it cost to have it repaired and back in working condition, see this post: http://therenderq.com/repair-cost-of-canon-7d-bent-pin-in-compact-flash-slot