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I have a Nikon 3100. I am trying to insert the sd card and

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I have a Nikon 3100. I am trying to insert the sd card and it won't catch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It keeps saying SD card damaged when I try to manually hold it in. All of my SD cards cannot be damaged. It is impossible. So here I am trying to get it to take a mini sd, a 4GB, etc. None of them will go in. It is like you push the disk in but it never catches. It immediately slides back out like it is waiting for a disk when the disk is in it. Does this make since? I am going to get another disk just for the heck of it and see it that one works.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with over 20years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

This is usually caused by a small piece of plastic that has broken off the front of one of your SD cards. This becomes lodged under the contacts and will prevent another card from inserting completely and locking in place.

This really isn’t a user serviceable problem and should be repaired by a qualified technician. You may want to check locally for a camera repair shop in your area, or, if you need assistance finding a shop, please let me know and I'll locate one for you.