Digimate II plus - CF card pins bent


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asterixsg

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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 :angry:

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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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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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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