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  1. Bivouac's Avatar
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    Default 9700: Media card slot won't lock

    I've seen this posted before how ever I have yet to find a solution. Apologies if you've been asked this before.

    My SD media won't stay in the slot. No matter how far or hard I push it in, it doesn't engage the lock. Just keeps popping out. The card reader still works. If I manually hold it in place it reads the card, just doesn't lock in place.

    I'm hoping to find a way to fix the lock before I run out and buy a replacement card slot.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    seems like the lock holding the card is damaged or mis-aligned. try dismantling it from the phone to completely check, if it is damaged, better get a replacement.
  3. Bivouac's Avatar
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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I removed it yesterday to inspect it. I couldn't see any damage, just that the spring wasn't triggering the lock. I guess I don't have much choice other than to replace it.
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    Did you try a different card?
  5. Bivouac's Avatar
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    Yes, I've tried 3 different cards.
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    Since you've tried all possible ways, the best option is to replace it.

    PS. The strength of the spring can actually shoot the memory card a great distance, across the room to be exact, or in your face if not careful.

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    You can purchase a new mid-case which will come with all new parts installed including the card slot. It's not too expensive (<$15) on eBay. I recently got a complete new housing set (including the midcase and a new trackpad) for about $30.

    I figure, if you need to fix something, might as well take the chance to give your phone a new look and feel good about it.
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  8. Bivouac's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone. I ended up getting a replacement part yesterday. I wanted to get it working as soon as possible so I was worried about the turn around time for ordering online. Luckily I was able to find a place locally that had it for a reasonable price and replaced it last night.

    Long story short, it's working now!

    Thanks again.

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