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Old 10 January 2013, 01:35   #83
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I found that pins can be straightened out using the tip from a mechanical pencil. The hole at the end fits well with a pin. Just be careful not to break the pin.

When I got my A1200 I found that 3 pins in the PCMCIA port had been bent by the precious owner and two of them were completely flat against the back. Using a pencil I managed to straighten them out without breaking them and there hasn't been a problem with them since.

It's important to be careful when inserting a card and not force it if there's unusual resistance. As you've found out, they are fragile.

Originally Posted by foob View Post
its bent the penis in my PCMCIA adapter.
I never noticed whether my adapter was male or female..
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