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The memory card is locked

I cannot take any photos because the menu is telling me that the card is locked.

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If you are using an SD or MMC card, check if the lock button (on the side of the card - a tiny plastic that you can slide) is on the LOCK position. Slide it to UNLOCK position. If it's already in UNLOCK position, slide it to LOCK , then UNLOCK position.

Good luck and have a nice day!

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: cant take photos and the LCD screen says "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to 'write' position"

I don't own this camera but My guess is your memory card is in a LOCK SETTING you need to move the memory card to unlocked " wrirte " so you memory card isn't locked.....
Step 1 remove the card from you're camera
Step 2 there is a small little side on the side of the memory chip move that to the unlock position.
step 3 insert the card and start shooting!

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: This Memory card is locked

did you check the memory card ? maybe it is write protected!

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannot remove memory card write protection Nikon Coolpixs9

Take your memory card out and look to see if you may have moved the sliding switch on the memory card, if you have move it back.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Camera says Card Locked and I can't Reformat the Memory Card

From the problem described by you, it seem your camera has gone into a internal memory error and hung. Try to take out the battery, the memory card etc , clean and then reinsert and then power on? Try this it might work.... Generally the camera should start working normally once you will take out the battery, since it will reset.
If it still does not work, then think you might need to take it to Canon. They are very helpful and could sort out if you have system software problem. But Before that, I suggest that you must take out its memory stick, the battery etc and keep the camera like that for about 15 minutes. Then only reinsert the battery (fully Charged) and then try to reformat the memory card. If you are lucky, you might not need to go to Canon. Best of Luck.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: THIS MEMORY CARD IS LOCKED, PANASONIC FS42 SILVER/ARGENT

This is usually caused by the SD card, and is nothing to do with the camera. On the SD card there is a small slider - which allows you to lock the card (to prevent accidental erasure).

If you put in on the table with contacts upwards, corner cut top left, then the slider is on the right hand edge, about 1/3 the way down. If it is slid to the top position (nearest the contacts) the card is unlocked. If it is slid down (away from the contacts) the card is locked.

If it is a damaged / "cheap" card, sometimes the slider falls out, in which case the card is locked. You can still read from it, but not write to it until fixed or replaced.

Have you tried the camera with another SD card, to see if the problem persists? (A reputable photo store will often lend you a card for the 20 seconds it takes to do this test).

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: my camera memory card has been deleted but my photoes recover by any software plz tell us

As a matter of fact, no matter your photos in Canon camera got deleted, formatted by accident or became inaccessible due to camera memory card errors. Chances of recovery is possible as long as you take the right action.

Take a try of this tool to recover photos from Canon, Not only general photo formats, but Canon RAW photo formats (.cr2 or .crw) can be retrieved easily.

Note: before the photos are recovered, Never should you attempt to take more photos or save more data to the memory card in case chances of photo recovery might be reduced. Hope it helps. Regards.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011

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Another is to mount the volume on your PC and change the permissions on that device, including all sub-folders, so that it is no longer protected/locked.
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