I think i might have dropped my camera last night, and today the screen reads "card locked!" i read all of your responses, and I checked that my simcard wasnt locked. I even put a different simcard in the camera, and it still says "card locked!" what should I do? please let me know as soon as possible if you have even the slightest clue. I love my camera to death, i take it everywhere with me! thanks!
I am pretty sure when you dropped the camera the simcard reader was damaged and can no longer read your cards properly!
The camera can be fixed but it must be sent back to the manufactorer for repair! (this is a common problem when thses type of cameras are dropped or shaken!
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Look at 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 that doesn't work, try another card.
BTW, if you're about to go on vacation, get a second memory card anyway. Would you drive a car without a spare tire in the trunk?
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Take the memory card out of the camera. 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.
Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this, see this link for additional things that you can try.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
You have raised a valid point if the camera has a reading problem then it would have problems reading all cards
But it read the original OK?
I think this is best addressed to Canon Support it seems that there is a problem that may only be resolved by them perhaps exchanging the camera for another
Umm if it was dropped and this is occuring after i would suggest taking it in to get repaired...
However if you have a card reader or anything like that(most new labtops have the built in) shove the card into one of them and see if the computer can read it...if computer can read it I think the camera needs some work.