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    Posted: 29 October 2018 at 16:34
I popped the card out to transfer photos to the PC, but on trying to re-install the card in my A77, it keeps popping back up. The pro duo card stays in fine, but is only a 4Gb where the sd is 8Gb. I have looked in the slot but cannot see anything and the card is not damaged - tried in A580. Any ideas please
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I have the same problem with my A6000, but there both the SD card as well as the pro duo card don't "click" anymore. I guess some of this "click" mechanism internally broke off. I guess this might be your problem as well.

However closing the cover keeps the card in place and it makes good contact such that it's not really a problem. Does your card still work when you close the cover to keep it in place?

Only risk is that when I open the cover (which also opens the battery compartment) and don't pay attention the card might fall out. On the other hand my A6000 now functions like an Olympus camera, where the card never "clicks" and is only held in place by the card compartment door.
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No, sorry, that didn`t work so it`s off to ACS tomorrow - got a quote of £127:20, which seems good to me
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That's a bummer, hope you get it fixed soon.
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Try blowing it out with a rocket blower or even compressed air in this case, it could be a bit of gunk or other debris keeping the latch from full seating.
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Rocket blower was my first choice, followed by gentle shake then small paintbrush, unfortunately nowt worked so it is now on its way to ACS. Not actually my camera anymore, I bought an A68 for the wife but she prefers the A77, soo....
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Just got it back from ACS, slight 3 week delay when they missed my authorisation to proceed call but otherwise everything went smoothly. New card holder, meter, speeds and AF checked and tested, and courier back all for £180. Just in time as we are off to Crocodiles of the World tomorrow!
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