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Rick, Camera and Video Technician
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I have problems inserting memory card in my Nikon

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I have problems inserting memory card in my Nikon D5000 camera. It usually makes a clicking sound when inserted but now it does not. The card therefore cannot be inserted properly, what to do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
Hi. My name is***** own a small camera repair business and am a technician with over 25 years in the business. I'll be glad to help you.
The D5000 uses an SD card for image storage. These have a small, plastic lip at the front of the card that breaks off and gets stuck in the card reader and prevent insertion of the card. This can sometimes be dislodged with compressed air but usually requires disassembling the camera to repair. 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.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The little plastic clip you mentioned, I assume it is the one that locks/unlocks. It is still intact so that is not the problem, what else could it be?
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
No. Actually, it's the lip at the very front of the card, (in front of the contacts). I's hardly noticeable when you look at the card unless you know what you are looking for. In any case, the camera may need to be disassembled to repair. If you have a local camera shop, you may want to take it in for them to look at. Most of the time, this doesn't cost a thing and will confirm what the problem is.