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    Posted: 09 April 2020 at 12:29
I recently had a problem with an SD card that lost the sliding tab that locks/unlocks it for writing. This was in Slot 2. I have not seen the tab since - it may have fallen out, it may still be in there somewhere.

I now find that cards do not click into the slot and stay there, they just pop-up again as soon as I remove pressure. The camera will write to the slot it as long as I hold the card in.

I presume this is a mechanical issue with the locking mechanism - has anyone else had this problem, is there a solution that does not involve professional repair?

It's not a huge problem as I only use the second slot very occasionally, but it would be nice to get it fixed.
 



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Phil,
I had exactly the same issue with one of the SD card slots on my a99.
I looked for a solution and found this very simple and helpful YouTube video showing how it can be fixed. The video relates to a Canon 6D, but no matter, the principle is the same. Basically, a fragment of plastic that's broken off an SD card, that stops a card from fully inserting and engaging the lock mechanism.
I followed the video advice and out dropped the fragment of plastic that had chipped off a card, and everything is now good as new.

How to fix your DSLR's SD card slot.

Hope it's that simple when you try it.
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Sadly it is not that simple - I had already tried holding it slot down and shaking.

I can't see any extraneous plastic in the slot, if it's there it has migrated out of sight.
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