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    Stuck Sony memory card in SD card slot on laptop...

    Well, as the title says my neighbour has inserted a sony memory card without the adaptor into an SD card and its got stuck.

    trouble is it seems to have dropped right inside ( a good half inch) and we cant get tweesers round it. small screwdrivers have also failed.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how to do this without removing the chassis as I think that would invalidate the waranty.

    The laptop is an Asus and like 2 days old
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    turn it upside down and shake it out? I'm guessing you mean Memory Stick duo - as the normal memory stick would still be sticking out the side?
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    Yes probs is a duo.

    Shaking has no effect.
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    In that case I would suggest talking to asus - see if the card reader is removable - if so, take it out & get at it that way. If not, it may be that you have to take the bottom of the laptop off
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    Not really an option, iw ould be happy to do it but it will invalidate the warranty.

    I am sure it could go back and be fixed easily at minimal cost, but that means he will be without it for a week.
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    Ive seen this before

    Get a ear bud (or whatever you call them). Cut the end off and flattern the plastic. Put some supergule on it, and put it on the memory card. Wait for it to try and try to pull it out. YMMV. Depends on how far it is in.

    If its only a small memory card and ok to destory. Get a needle, bend the end, and insert it into the card. Once its hooked in, it should be pretty easy to pull out
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    Maybe try using a safety pin to prise/lift it up inside the port... and then try and get a pair of tweesers around it?

    Failing that, tilt it on its side, so that port is facing the ground, and with gravity on your side, then start poking the flash disk with a safety pin.

    If you decide to go with the super glue option.. be careful not to get a load of glue stuck inside the port... that can be quite inconvenient

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    i use a pci slot cover from a pc the thin silver ones to remove broken floppies from machines this might have the same effect

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    Thanks for the ideas lads
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    Seems he got it out with 2 bits of wire.

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    Bet he wont do that again
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Bet he wont do that again
    Because now he has wire stuck in there
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    Lightbulb How to get a STUCK memorystick duo (w/o adapter) out of an SD slot

    Utensils needed:
    1. Flashlight (the brighter the better)
    2. Tiny nail file (like comes in a little purse nail kit)
    3. The accessory adapter for the memory stick duo (the plastic housing 'duo' part)

    Shine the flashlight into the slot with the stuck card. It's wayyy in there, right?
    Notice which side the gold "prongs" are on. These will keep it from coming back out if not accounted for.
    Using the adapter part of your memory stick duo, slowly slide it in to COVER these prongs with the full (flat) side of the adapter (NOT the cut-away semi-circle side) as you slide it into the slot. Wiggle it around a little if necessary to get it to slide onto the stuck card.
    Now, take the tiny nail file, hold it flat & carefully work it down into the opposite side you just worked on, into the gap between the stuck card & the slot wall.
    Now use the file to press the stuck card (the side that will now be in the semi-circle of the adapter) into the middle of the adapter (away from the card slot wall) as you slowly start to pull it out. Take your time. Wiggling the adapter back & forth AFTER you have snugged it onto the stuck card will help to free the card. You are just using the nail file to keep the card from getting snagged along the slot wall to help the removal process.
    It should slide out fairly easily using this method.
    Congratulations! You didn't destroy your memory card OR your SD slot, AND...you'll never make that mistake again!

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    Just a quick note. i've just removed a sony memory card from a laptop by placing a small flat headed screwdriver down the left side and a star screwdriver down the other. This hooked onto the memory card and brought it out. No glue or fancy things.

    Hope it works for everyone else.

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    Re: Stuck Sony memory card in SD card slot on laptop...

    WOW

    i just got this stupid sony card out

    i tried using toothpicks, i tried small metal tools.. i really didnt want to use metal though as i was affraid i'd damage something.. so what i did was..

    i got a small key chain credit card thing, not a credit card but like the key chain passes you have for a gym, or for a gas card, or in my case, a "Borders reward carD" - i will post a picture. i cut the side of it off so it would fit in the slot. i slid it UNDER the SONY card and then propped it forward...it jumped about halfway forward. not all the way tho... so i kept at it.. what finally worked was sliding the card UNDER the sony card, turning the computer upright, and then propping.

    ok i cant post the picture in here because im a new member so you'll have to use your imagination sorry

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    Re: Stuck Sony memory card in SD card slot on laptop...

    YAY! Thanks to Somechick, her method worked. After shaking (not good), needles, (not good) I tried the upside down duo adapter, and it came out first time!

    Thanks again and you're right, I will not be doing that again!!!!!

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