A129 ate my microSD card!

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I guess the slot for the microSD card is not tight against the plastic side in my unit. I pushed the card in and it slid under the slot. It is now sliding around under the internal circuit board. I bought another 128GB card at Costco! Has anyone ever figured out how to take apart the A129? It looks like it's glued together and I don't want to break it.
 

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That have happened a few times with a range of models, seem like a common flaw to some designs.

I dont think its glued together, i had my SG9665GC taken apart ( a similar design wedge camera ) and there was no glue in it.
you should be able to find some screws on the back of it that hold the 2 shells together.

You can see 2 screw holes at least in this pic i found.


2 more screws on the lens end.
 

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Has anyone ever figured out how to take apart the A129? It looks like it's glued together and I don't want to break it.
Remove the 4 screws and pry open the housing from the bottom (lens side). Don't do it from the top, may damage the cable going to the GPS mount connection.
 

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If the card is inside the camera it is not easy to take out the rear cover because the card is keeping it.
 

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Yeah the A129 have that connector to the base / mount, so probably a cable for that inside, but i think if you can just get the 2 shells 5 mm apart you can shake out the memory card.
 
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I guess the slot for the microSD card is not tight against the plastic side in my unit. I pushed the card in and it slid under the slot. It is now sliding around under the internal circuit board. I bought another 128GB card at Costco! Has anyone ever figured out how to take apart the A129? It looks like it's glued together and I don't want to break it.
THANKS to Everyone! I can't believe I didn't see the holes (there are 4). I opened it from the lens end, on the side, so the cable was not touched. I had to shake it a few times but my card finally fell out!
So, now I have a spare! Again, thank you all!
Rick
 

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Sound like we earned our keep today :)
 

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