I had an XT that the pins got bent. Not sure to this day how it happened, got an error message and the camera was toast at that point. All I could figure at the time was that there was just enough slop in the guides/card that the card went in at a slight angle and bent the pins (which are very thin). Threw the card away after that (Lexar I believe). It is possible to do without using much force, I never "forced" the card in, felt normal when I inserted it.