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CARD LOCKED my camera says the my memory card is locked.?? i dont no how to unlock it My A 450 says my card is locked, but the card is NOT locked (button on the side of the card is in unlock position). The camera still indicates card locked with a new card inserted. When i try to take a picture it says "Card Locked!" and it wont let me add a new folder onto the card once its on my computer

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  • hymu Mar 18, 2009

    This is Hyma i got a cam with powershot 540, suddenly cam was not working (card is locked) I tried above two solutions but its not working.i tried even for new memory card even though its not working, can you give me any other solution.i will be thank full to you.

  • jspears658 Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same problem I put my card in and the camera says its locked. I can take the card out and put it in my laptop it reads the card fine. Something in the camera will not see the card. Is there any help out there.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    yeah same my camera says 'card locked' every time i try to take a pic but it works fine on the computer



  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    HP Photosmart E317 screen states card locked. How do I unlock it?

  • John LeFebvre May 11, 2010

    What happens if you slide the card button the other way, and insert it?

    Then slide it back again and see what happens.

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There should be a small toggle along the end side (it is tiny and easily missed, but it is there, I just checked my memory card / mine is 4GB SD card from Sony) that you can swtich to unlock and your images may come back that way.

Look for it this way, hold the card face down it should be on the back edge where you use your thumb or finger to push it into the slot on your camera.

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Hi Kailey, welcome to FixYa.

Ok, so you know your card is not locked. So, first question...

Did you format the card in the camera before you used it?
If not, format the card in the camera using the menu. Try it and see if it works.

If it doesn't work, turn off the camera and take the card and the battery out. Wait 5 minutes, then put the battery and the card back in, and turn your camera back on. Does that fix the problem?

If not, I would say your card is toast and to purchase another card.
Hope that helps.

Rob

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