I purchased a D700 from eBay. When it arrived, I put in a brand new Sandisk 32 GB Extreme CF card and got a CHA error. Thinking the card may have been too big for the D700, I went out and bought a Lexar 4 GB card and promptly got the same CHA error.
Using a light and wearable magnifying glasses, I believe I see one of the gold pins bent on its side. I have contacted the seller and he agreed to refund me my money or get it repaired. Since, I once experienced selling an expensive item on eBay, only to have the buyer return it as broken, under suspicious circumstances, I have agreed to keep it, provided he has it repaired.
However, I am concerned about a pin getting bent. How common is this? Can this happen simply by inserting the card? It looks like the card only goes in one way. It has little guide rails on one side. So, how can a pin get bent?
Is it something I should worry about happening again?