Because digital camera designs vary, the process for removing a memory card can also differ. Regardless of whether your camera has an eject button or a safety lever or you have to remove your battery before accessing your memory card, the process should take only a few seconds to complete. After you have removed the memory card from the camera, you can download the pictures onto a computer by using a card reader, store the memory card or refill the camera's memory card slot with a new card and begin capturing more memories.
Power off the camera.
Locate the memory card slot door on the bottom or side of your camera. Look for the word "Eject" or "Card."
Open the memory card door by gently pushing down on the door panel and sliding it in the direction of the arrow label or by pressing the "Eject" button.
Check whether the camera battery obscures the memory card. If it does, gently push the battery in and feel it pop back toward you for removal. Take it out.
Push to the side the small lever holding the memory card in place. This may partially eject the card so you can pull it out.
Press the card in slightly if the lever does not initiate an ejection. Listen for the card to make a click sound, and then it will partially eject.
Grip the edge of the memory card and pull it all the way out of the memory card slot. Close the compartment door.
- If the memory card appears jammed or stuck in the memory card slot, contact the camera manufacturer for repair service options. Attempting to manually open the body of your camera to retrieve the card will invalidate your warranty and possibly damage the camera.
- Never attempt to remove a memory card from a digital camera while the camera is powered on or while transferring files to a computer. This can scramble and ruin the images on the memory card.
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