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My Digital Camera Will Not Save My Pictures - The First Thing to Do

If your camera will not save the photos you take, the first thing to do is to make sure that the SD card, your camera's memory, is not locked. Open the memory access door on your camera and remove the SD card. On some cameras, the SD card is in the same compartment as the batteries. Check to see that the write protect tab on the SD card is in the unlocked position. Hold the card so that the label is facing you with the angled corner to the top right. Look along the left edge and find the very small slider switch. Slide the switch up (down is locked and up is unlocked) and replace the card in the camera. The locked position is provided as a safety feature so that you can prevent an SD card with important pictures from unintentionally being erased.

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What do it mean when it says card is locked


SD and Mini SD memory cards has a small slide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects photos on the memory card and prevents photos from being deleted or added to the SD card. Slide the switch from the LOCK position to the UNLOCK position, which is furthest away from the contacts and you can save photos on the memory card.

Apr 02, 2013 | Cameras

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memory card locked


SD and Micro SD memory cards SD and Micro SD memory cards has a small slide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memory card or add photos to the SD card. Slide the switch from the LOCK position to the UNLOCK position, which is furthest away from the contacts. ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER
If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.

Oct 19, 2012 | Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

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My memory card for D3000 is locked but i checked the card, it seems like the lock is not there how do i sort this out?


SD and Micro SD memory cards SD and Micro SD memory cards has a small slide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memory card or add photos to the SD card. Slide the switch from the LOCK position to the UNLOCK position, which is furthest away from the contacts.
ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER
If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.

Oct 19, 2012 | Nikon D300 Digital Camera

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can photos be retrieved once the SD card has been formatted? i had selected the "protect option" & those photos still were deleted.


I had success with this
1. Do not save any new file to memory card.
2. Connect your card to computer. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in My Computer.
3. Download photo recovery software, recommended one is 001 picture recovery (simply because i was using it and it worked)
http://www.001-software.com/picture-recovery/
4. Install and open the photo recovery program, select your memory drive, and click 'Start' button to start scanning process which will find your deleted photos.

Jul 12, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera

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Transfering photos from camera to SD card


in the menu section of the camera, goe to the pic save/memory and make sure that where it asks to save pictures to is set to memory/SD card. bring up the picture and 'save' it to your memory/SD card.

Aug 15, 2009 | Pentax Optio M10 Digital Camera

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