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Card lock My camera showed "Card Locked". I switched the little "slide" on the sidee of the card and it did not fix the problem. I bought a new card and the problem still is here.

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If you already tried a different card and still have the same problem ,try upgrading your camera's firmware because this problem is related with the software of the camera alreaady...

Hope that helps........

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Is there a reset on the camera some were try reset it to normal settings
other wise the card slot is damaged and will have to be repaired
in the cam go to settings and look for any reset options and restore it
need more help plz reply

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You should try re formatting the card using the menu in the camera this may solve this also be sure your camera is compatible with this type of card and its size please rate -jeff

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This is the problem with camera try a remove the battery from the camera for 30 min and plug it back and check if you still get the same error ,if yes then you need give your camera for servicing ,Please click on these links:


http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/

http://www.precisioncamera.com/

Good luck...

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