Question about Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera thinks memory card is locked

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS  my camera thinks the sd card is locked, when it isn't. The card works in a different camera. I have tried several cards in the camera and the camara says they are all locked. Is there something I can do?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 34 Answers

Check the pins where the memory card enter, if they are all there (not bended) go to canon site and download the latest framework.

P.S, mack sure to use the right SD Card type as the camera is compatible with some types and with a limited size only.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon IXUS 970 IS will not recognise 2GB SD card although it used to do so


The memory card might have been damaged.If it was a problem with your camera it might not have recognized your 32k sd card.
So buy a new sd card.

Jun 10, 2012 | Canon IXUS 970 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

My canon digital camera ixus 75 card is locked how to procedure to unlock


Look at your memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

May 18, 2012 | Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital...

2 Answers

I have a canon ixus 700. i've tried to insert a new SanDisk 4 GB memory card. the menu says the card is locked when (i've treble-checked) it definitely is not locked. i read from others that...


According to the specs on Canon's web site, the IXUS 700 works with SD cards, not SDHC cards. SD cards are limited to 2GB in size (there are rare 4GB SD cards, but they tend not to work in SD devices).

Of course, it's your call as to how definitive any manufacturer's web site touting their product might be.

Jul 20, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital...

1 Answer

Memory card locked so cannot delete images on Canon Ixus 970 IS


Look at your memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Apr 14, 2011 | Cameras

2 Answers

I got a new 4gb sd memcard for my 2005 canon ixus 50, screen shows " memory card error" "card locked". tried switch on card as u suggested, no diff.


The IXUS 50 works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to use SD cards 2GB and smaller.

Oct 06, 2010 | Canon Cameras

1 Answer

Will my canon ixus 60 take a 16gb memory card


Yes. The IXUS 60 was designed to work with SD cards. Cards larger than 2GB are actually SDHC (the HC stands for High Capacity) and will not work in this camera.

Jul 12, 2010 | Canon Cameras

1 Answer

My camera says my memory card is locked but the button on the side is not locked how do i retrieve my pictures i have a canon powershot a480


Issue: [Memory card locked] message appears on the screen.
Solution: Change the memory card lock switch to the normal setting

The SD card has a lock switch to prevent existing data from being erased. To record images or movies this switch must be in the normal (non lock) position. Different brands of SD memory cards may identify this switch differently. Regardless the procedure should be the same. Please remove the card from the camera and ensure that the switch is not in the locked position. sdcardlocked.jpg
sdcardunlocked.jpg ---
You should be able to retrieve photos, but not writing or erasing if the switch is switched to write protect.

If it's not functioning correctly, the camera may need service at Canonusa.com.

Jun 19, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital...

1 Answer

Canon sd card IXUS 97015


The best way to download pictures and videos from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures and videos from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo/video cataloging program.

Jun 06, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS...

2 Answers

When I try inserting memory card into Canon 890IS camera, I get "Card Locked!!" error message


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?

Feb 25, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS...

2 Answers

MEMORY CARD


I would think that as long is it is a sd memory card then it would be compatible since the camera uses the sd card and the 4gb is for photo storrage

Dec 31, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

188 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

TC CAMERA REPAIR.Com...

Level 2 Expert

165 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1814 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...