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Cannot unlock memory card for my Canon Powershot S5IS

I somehow accidentally 'locked' my SD memory card and cannot figure out how to unlock it. I have read the manual but it does not seem to answer the question--any suggestions? Thank you!

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  • Taylorboy714 Jan 21, 2009

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I never knew that existed--this site is great!

  • verix Mar 09, 2009

    ok, I did it - I switched to the unclock positin, but it still says: CARD LOCKED ! what can I do?



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OK take out the memory card and on the side of the card is a small switch...slide the switch to the unlock posistion and that should fix ya
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  • viki896 Jan 26, 2011

    thank you so much. I had no idea that the memory card had a switch on it. I must have locked it by accident. I have not used my camera in months. "THANKS"


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I have a Canon A650 that was displaying a "card locked!" message. First, of course, check the lock tab on the card itself. Then, try a different SD card in the same camera. I tried an old 256 MB card from an older camera. I still got the "card locked" message. When I put the 1 GB card I was struggling with in my old Nikon, it read fine. So at this point I knew it was my camera and not the card. What finally worked was very gently pressing down on the metal flap inside the card chamber that detects the lock with the tip of a straightened paperclip. When I turned the camera on again the problem was gone. Hope this helps.

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