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Card locked hi hope you can help when i try and take a picture it says card locked used to be ok please help

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Re: card locked

There is a little slide switch on the side of the memory card. Good luck!

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Re: card locked

Check the manual. Card locked can mean one of several things Look at image protection for example. You could check out the format routine and format the card if it will let you Try the Samsung Technical Support Team

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When i try to take a picture it says card locked

Hi Tony,
Turn the camera off and remove the SD card.Some of the SD cards do have a small slide lock on the side.Slide it to open and then re-insert into the camera.Turn the camera on and try to take a picture now.

Hope this helps.Thanks!

Dec 16, 2011 | Samsung Digital Cameras

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Hi - I have a canon 10D camera and while the mechanisms seem ok the camera screen and card are black (not recording images when I take a photo - can you help please?

hmm...did you by chance put that card in properly? remove it, shut down the camera, install it again, and turn the camera back on..let us know how that works forya

Apr 27, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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My camera locks after about three pictures are taken. It will not turn off or let you take another photo. When it ask if pics are ok it does not let you take another pic after you press the menu button...

have you formatted the memory card before usuing it? if the camera has the function, try formatting the memory card in the camera with its own option. if that doesn't work, try a different card. if it has its own internal memory, can you take more than 3 pictures, and if so, does it still freeze without using a card? it sounds as if the camera could be having problems writing the photos to the card. you could also try formatting the card on your pc and see if that helps. if you still have the same problem after these steps, it may be an internal problem with the cameras system and how it saves.
hope this helps

Apr 17, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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I have a silver crest DC581.I have inserted my extra memory. now i can't take pictures because i have the error message 'memory lock' and my memory function is on 'lock' with a padlock icon displayed. how...

Hi! Try inserting the memory card on the camera then link it to a pc. By doing so you can unlock the card using a pc. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Oct 07, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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I took my camera to camp and I turned it on to show my family and it says memory card error Where are my pictures


Ok, the error you are receiving, is a result of the switch on the card being shifted to the "LOCK" side, hence, the card is locked.The pictures you took is till on the card, except, now you just can't access them. Here is how e fix this.

Take out the memory card from your camera. Have a look on the card itself, there will be a switch an the left hand side. If the switch is on the lock side, switch it to unlock it.

Also, just for a test, try using this card in another camera as well, if it displays the same error after you have unlocked the card, the card is corrupt. If the card works in another camera, but still doesn't work in yours, HERE is something else you can try.

Hope this can be of help.

Kind regards

Aug 13, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Memory card is locked please help

Did you using SD card?

Try this:
1. Take out your memory card from the camera.
2. There's switch to lock and unlock on the memory card.
3. Just unlock it, and put back your memory card.

Hope this help! PM me if you have another questions.

Jul 07, 2009 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 Digital Camera

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There should be a small toggle along the end side (it is tiny and easily missed, but it is there, I just checked my memory card / mine is 4GB SD card from Sony) that you can swtich to unlock and your images may come back that way.

Look for it this way, hold the card face down it should be on the back edge where you use your thumb or finger to push it into the slot on your camera.

Mar 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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Hello, we tried to download all our pictures on to the computer but it seem that the whole memory card got deleted and now all the functions are locked. It gives us the message that the xD card is "write...

Sounds like you will need to format the memory card. This will permanently erase all the data from the card and then you will be able to use it again. To format the card: Press the Menu button - right arrow to Setup- Press Ok- right arrow to format option. You will see format yes or no. Choose Yes and press ok. This will clear the write protect message and the card can be used again.

Jan 19, 2009 | Olympus Mju 790 SW Digital Camera

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Card Locked

If it is an SD memory card, there is a switch actually on the edge of the card. Try moving it to the other position and reinstall. Most people don't realise it's even there untill they have problems.

If this works , please rate accordingly so others may follow.


If it doesn't, there will be access to view the locked photo's on the camera. Selecting protect/ lock again should remove this.

Jul 09, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

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Locked card, that isnt locked.

Hi Try useing SDCARD FORMATTER V1.2 . This prog is put out by PANSONIC. i have used it to resuce quite a lotof sd cards.
Good Luck.

Apr 27, 2008 | HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera

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