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The memory card cover on my Canon 7D markII has broken off. I am unable to replace it at the moment but need to use my camera.

Is there a way to override the automatic off setting for when the card cover is open?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ If it's just the actual door that's broken, you can get a replacement (probably salvaged from a "parts" camera) on eBay for about $35-40. You don't even need a screwdriver to swap them out. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Dec 29, 2020 at 21:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Many thanks Michael (I'm based in South Africa so a bit tougher to find parts) \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam
    Dec 30, 2020 at 15:15

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The memory card door has a tab that engages a very small micro-switch on the camera body when closed. If you can find a way to activate this switch, your camera will operate without the door closed or even if it is missing.

Be careful not to damage the delicate micro-switch.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Many thanks Mike \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam
    Dec 30, 2020 at 15:14

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