How to replace the CF and SD card slot?
one of the cf card pins is bent, and i want to remove the reader to straighten the pin.
Repair guides and support for the Nikon D800 and D800E digital SLR cameras announced in February 2012.
My SD card was OK... but the CF pins were bent inside the camera.....I manufactured my own tool from a small round skewer, like you use for Olives in a Martini... I was able to straighten the pin(s) and then I also had to fix the female slots in the Card(s) by reaming them out and removing any anomalies that might catch and bend the pins again. So far so good. Be very careful with the pins.. if you snap on off... then I suggest sending the camera to authorized Nikon repair facility.
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Due to COVID, I ended up doing a significant repair on our non-D800 Nikon body. Now I have the confidence to handle replacing the CF card carrier.
I have NOT yet done it, but will ASAP:
(If this is urgent for you, I can give updates along the way.)