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Re: no memory card message
Check to see if any of the little pins that make contact with the card may be damaged, bent, broken or dirty. If you shine a light in there you should be able to count them. compare to the slot in a different camera where you know it works. If it's only bent out of shape you might be able to bend it back, but it would probably void any guarantee you might have left.
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There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link. By the way, if you're using 4GB or larger SDHC cards, they won't work with the SD400 as that camera was made before SDHC came out. Consider 2GB or less standard SD cards only. They're very inexpensive these days on Amazon..
Deb, A couple of things you might want to try the little lock on the side of the memory card should be in the unlock position. If you are still getting the error message then shut off the camera and remove the battery and the memory card. Insert the battery after about ten seconds should and install the memory card then turn the camera back on. Format the card in the camera NEVER format the card in your computer, format the card over deleting single images. If this camera is new, new then you should have the instruction manual or may be called the owners manual look for formatting instructions, every digital camera has a format feature to clean the memory card. Now if all this still doesn't work you may need to update your camera software. My Canon Pro camera gave me a headache when I went from a 4 gig to an 8gig card it just wouldn't acknowledge I even had a card in the slot. However you may just need to hard boot it after switching the memory card to the unlock position. Don't forget to format the card. Robert
back up your data first,thenyou reformat the memory card in the camera.i guess you have formatted the memory card in another device.canon cameras generally do not accept cards that have been formatted in another device.then sitch off the camera and reinsert the memory card.
SD 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. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
i have the lexar 4 gb memory card with a ton of pictures which i never deleted. when i put it in a card reader it wont pop up on the screen. it wont work in my camera it will say once i turn it on (card can not be accessed reincirt/change card or format card shows up on my camera screen.) this worked a few days ago and just stopped working randomly. help me
OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might
sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the
memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.
the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to
try the card in another camera.
the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader
in your camera.
If you open you sd slot and look inside with a
sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot
there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work
1. When no card is inserted / no write protection ,
the switch is open and thus the protection is off. 2. When locked
card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the
card is lock.
Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the
sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence
the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera
without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card
It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because
of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you
can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the
base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to
If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a
short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled
to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.
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