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    Unhappy Digimate II plus - CF card pins bent

    I have been using the Digimate II plus portable harddisk (bought in Sim Lim last year). I use it mainly to copy photos during my travels.
    I am pretty upset that the pins for the CF card are made of such inferior quality. Even though I am extremely careful while inserting the CF card into the slot, I was surprised to see two pins bent.



    I tried to set them right using a tiny screwdriver, but no luck

    Can you experts suggest what i should do now ? Would you know if the CF card slot alone can be replaced so that I don't have to throw away the entire casing ?

    The options I am considering are :
    1. Throw away the Digimate II plus casing and get the Digimate III. Use back my 80Gb harddisk with Digimate III.
    2. Get a Vosonic casing and use my existing 80Gb harddisk with it.

    Any good/bad experiences to share with either of these brands ? I really don't want to touch another Digimate, but hoping that the quality would have improved.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Digimate II plus - CF card pins bent

    after prolong usage, these things do happen.
    the bent usually occurs not during insertion, but on pulling the card out.

    u could bring it back to repair, but it won't be worth the money.
    i am guessing the CF reader component is soldered into the main board.
    repairing it would just warrant a high price

    would recommend you get a new casing for the existing hd.
    have tried both brands and using the vosonic one currently.
    good stuff but more exp.

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    Default Re: Digimate II plus - CF card pins bent

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I checked around in a couple of shops in Sim Lim yesterday - none of them carried the Vosonic brand. And I was running out of patience, so went and got a Ditimate III casing. Tested it last night and it works fine. I just have to be careful with the CF card slot. That's the only one I use frequently.
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