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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:27 pm 
Is this true, that my friend says that you shouldn't keep taking the memory card out from the camera as this will wear-out the mechanism, that instead you should always used the PC cable.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:55 pm 
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All electrical contacts have a life. You have a limited choice anyway. You can either wear out the flash card contacts or the USB cable contacts.

I don't know what the life of the contacts are, but I'd expect it'll be in the thousands if not much more. So unless you move the card in and out many times a day, pretty much every day, then it'll last many years. I wouldn't worry about it.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:44 pm 
Cards are so cheap these days anyhow, so replacing it won't be a problem.


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