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Card Locked ! Error

When I try to take a picture, it gives me the error message "Card Locked !" I have checked the tab and the memory card is not locked. I have put memory card in another camera and it works. Also, I have tried other memory cards in my camera. It always gives the same message. So I know it has to do with the camera. Please Help!

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  • joe_caz2000 Jan 24, 2009

    Hello, I havethis problem. Tried what brainscanner said still not working. Tried putting SD card in mmy laptop and formatted it. Put SD card back in camera and still says "card locked"

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    when i try to delete the images on the card the message 'Card Locked' appears, i tried deleting the images when the card was in my laptop and i still could not delete the images.
    also i am not able to take any pictures with the card in my camera.
    does anyone know how to fix this?

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Remove SD card, then whilst card is removed, delete all pictures that may still be stored in cameras 'internal' memory (usually just a few) then replace SD card. Should be unlocked now?.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • markus_foell Aug 23, 2010

    I have the same problem with my Camera and even after deleting the internal memory, the problem is still there!!

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This is a tip explaining the error, "Memory card locked". We will also give you the resolution for this error. This error, or rather message, is usually the result of the following situations.

Situation 1:

Well, this is usually the problem, on the memory card, there is a little switch on the left side, which can switch between "Lock" or "Unlock".

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Open the card slot of your camera and have a look inside with a bright light/ torch. You should see a little metal tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection switch.

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With a toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your problem.


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