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Check the card slot for debris and clear it out gently with canned air, small thin piece of plastic, etc on the same side as the lock tab. Try not to use anything metal unless you have a really delicate touch.
If you've take photos and filled the card, you'll need to transfer them to a computer and then erase / format the card in the camera to free up the space on it. If that doesn't work - remove the card. With the contacts pointing up and away from you - looking at the label side - locate the tab on the left edge. Push it UP - away from the LOCK position. If it is loose, put tape on it and carefully reinsert into camera. Try to take pictures again.
maybe your memory card is
1. not already reformated; try to reformat it in your laptop or pc then try to put it back
2. your memory card is locked; check the side of your memory card, if it is lock. Some memory cards have lock in the side.
The memory card in the camera has been locked. if you remove the memory card, you will see a small tab on the card and it is likely switched to the "lock" position. This can happen easily by accident if you are handling the card. Simply slide the switch on the memory card away from the lock position and you should be back in business.
Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.
SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.
There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.
SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.
If the lock switch is not on lock: 1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times. 2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds. 3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card. 4. Try to transfer files into the device.
For non-SD cards: Format the card
The data on the memory card may be corrupted.
WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. Try sliding it all the way away from the contacts and then all the way toward them. If that doesn't fix it, try another card. If that doesn't do it, then you may have a problem with the mechanism within the camera.
There's a little yellow switch on the left side of your memory card labled "lock" with an arrow pointing down. Push it up.
Note: If it doesn't work right away, try uploading all your photos to your computer and then dumping them off of the card. Push the switch up again and it should start taking pictures again.
I had to replace two memory cards. Of course I tried the Lock slider thing on the side with no success. The card is cheaply made. I bought a different brand this time, Lexar. I think my old brand was Dane something. It seemed to happen whenever my battery got low. The card looked like a piece of cardboard and acts like one too!