Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Insert a Memory Card
The camera stores photographs on CompactFlash and microdrive 
memory cards (available separately; pg. 371). The following 
section describes how to insert and format a memory card.
1
Turn the camera off.
Always turn the camera off 
before inserting or removing 
memory cards.
2
Open the card slot cover.
Unlatch the card slot cover (q) and open 
the card slot (w).
3
Insert the memory card.
Insert the memory card with the front 
label toward the monitor (q). When the 
memory card is fully inserted, the eject 
button will pop up (w) and the green 
access lamp will light briefly.
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Inserting Memory Cards
Insert the memory card terminals 
first.
 
Inserting the card upside down 
or backwards could damage the 
camera or the card.
 
Check to be sure 
that the card is in the correct 
orientation.
Power switch
Front
Access lamp
Direction of insertion
Terminals
Front