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Ixus 70 my ixus 700 is saying 'card locked'. it's started doing this with all cards. how do i un-lock?

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On your memory card there is a little switch on the side click it the oppisite way you have it and it should unlock the memory card

lock and unlock you want to unlock it

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Re: ixus 70

Card locked and mean the card protection device has been activated. Have you indadvertantly activaded the device? This is usually a button with the 'Key' symbol or can be through the menu on screen. Check your manual If this does not resolve it put you problem to the Tech Support Team at Canon

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Remove the memory card and you will find a switch on the left side of the card. It must be locked, so slide or push the lock on other side to open it and then insert the card back to the Camera.


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Dear codger19:

If your camera gives you "card locked" error messages with several cards and you KNOW that the cards are indeed not locked via the sliding lock mechanism, then your camera needs to be sent in for service as it has developed and electrical communications problem within the memory card control function.

I would first however try a hard reset by resetting your camera to the default settings, removing the battery and memory card for two minutes, and then replacing them. Retest the cards for the error message. If it still occurs then call 1-800-828-8080 for your options.

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Hi everyone,

Here's the solution, I just had the same problem LOL!
1. take the memory card out
2.On the memory card there is a little switch (it will be the little tiny piece on the side of the card thats a different color) slide it up.

That's it!


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