(03-28-2019, 01:30 PM)Brightcolours Wrote: Luckily(?) I have never had a card slot fail. Nor an SD card. Only once had a file system corruption on a compact flash card "lose" files, which I could retrieve with software. Formatting that card solved the issue.
What probably helps is that most of the time I connect the camera to the computer via USB to download the images.
I can understand your reluctance to get it repaired, but if resale is an option in future, it may be important to reconsider.
After the Pentax's two broken slots I started using Nikon's auto download via a cable on the D7100 .... however when the card is nearly full and you just want look at the last 30 shots taken that day, the program has to look at all the images until it finds the latest ones, a slooow process.
If and/or when the XQD slot dies, the "agonising" process of dipping my hand in my pocket will at least get two card slots repaired!
(03-28-2019, 01:46 PM)toni-a Wrote: Once had an issue with CF card on my 300D it was repaired for less than 20$ if I remember well.
What part is malfunctioning aliexpress is your friend here
Is that the part malfunctioning
With your repairs talent I guess it will be an easy job
Not finding any parts for the D500 there!......
....frankly I think a small part of the non payment of the repair would be well spent on another XQD card instead ..... at worst a repair can be done any time and the birding season is just kicking off!