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SD memory card is locked. How do I unlock it?

I removed my SD card from my laptop after downloading my pictures. When I placed the SD card into the the camera, it wouldnt let me take pictures and a message on the display screen says: SD memory card locked". Please help, thank you!

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  • chasy11 Jan 20, 2013

    I solved it! My SD card has a little tab on the side the sided to "lock".  I must of moved it by accident. Found the solution on ehow.com

  • chasy11 Jan 22, 2013

    Thank you!

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SD and Mini SD memory cards has a small slide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memory card or add photos to the SD card. Slide the switch from the LOCK position to the UNLOCK position, which is furthest away from the contacts.

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