09-01-2011 05:32 PM
Ok so I got the new 9900 and I am an avid BB user (Pearl, Curve, 9700, Playbook) so I know how to use the BB...
Anyhow this morning I went to do a battery pull and as I was pulling out my battery my memory card slipped and somehow got caught or wedged on my battery and it snapped in half!! I spent 20 mins searching and could only find 1 half of the card.... I was devastated as there was alot on that card that I had yet to backup... Anyhow I bought a new card and when I went to insert it I realized the other half of the broken card is still inside the card slot!! OMG...So I am sort of ticked off, Because I didn't touch the memory card in ANY way and it slid into that position to snap like that on its own!! And now it's stuck inside!! What do I do??
09-01-2011 06:42 PM
Yuck, not good.
I'd go borrow some jewelers tweezers or something very fine that get in there and remove it. Gonna be hard, but shouldn't be impossible.
PIN: C0001B7B4 Display/Scan Bar Code
PIN: C0005A9AA Display/Scan Bar Code
02-22-2012 02:45 PM
Problem solved with a little crazy glue.
After trying other suggestions (including tiny tweezers -- hopeless, and tapping and shaking the device) here's what I did: Took the piece of the memory card that had snapped off. Put a drop of crazy glue on a piece of paper. Took one of the hands of tiny tweezers and brushed it through the drop of crazy glue, then wiped one very slight and very thin coat of the crazy glue on the edge where the card had snapped (careful to not put any glue on the top or bottom of the card or anywhere else except the exposed broken edge) then shoved the card back into the device into the piece that was lodged in the device. I then counted to 5 and then pulled it out -- voila! The whole card came out. (Of course, you cannot re-use the card, even though it now looks like it's repaired, having been glued back together.)
Good luck with this! I had given it a 40% chance of success. However, since it's worked every time I've tried it (exactly once) I would increase its chance of success to the 60-70% range.
02-22-2012 03:12 PM
However, since it's worked every time I've tried it (exactly once) I would increase its chance of success to the 60-70% range.
I'm no mathematician but that sounds like 100% to me!
02-22-2012 04:21 PM
Unfamiliar with trial and error and experimentation, are we? (it's obvious you're not a math major.) As a theory, I gave it 40%. When it worked (once), it became reasonable to increase the probability of success. As great a solution as I think it is (which is why I felt compelled to share it, after having received the benefit of others' ideas), no way it's going to work 100% of the time. Now that will be 5-cents to you, please.