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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.

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SOURCE: my canon sd600 is not reading PNY sdhc memory

HC or High Capacity is not compatible with this camera. You have to buy a memory card which says only "SD" and NOT "SDHC". Cards of 2Gb and less are usually "SD". Cards of 8Gb and more are always "SDHC" for technical reasons. Cards of 4Gb can be either, but the SDHC kind are much more common, because they're cheaper and newer.

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Work with a 1 GB card but shows Error message and card locked on new 8 GB card


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Could be that you have the wrong memory card.
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My canon sd600 is not reading PNY sdhc memory card. msg says card is locked. it's clearly not locked


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"Card Locked" error is false!


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