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Card locked. Downloaded many times to my laptop. Forgot card was in for a couple of days. Now when I put the card back in my Canon A620, it says "Card Locked".

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    Sharon Ash Nov 22, 2013

    Solution worked. Have had this camera for six years and just noticed the locking device on the card. Thanks for such quick response.

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What kind of card is it? Some different cards have a physical miniswitch on the side. Maybe you moved it by mistake to the 'lock' position when handling it. Also, some cameras have a lever inside the slot where the card fits, this lever locks/unlocks the physical switch I was talking about, and it can sometimes move to an undesired position, namely always locking the card. Look into the slot and try moving gently any lever/protusions.

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SOURCE: canon power shot sx 100 reads card locked

SD Memory cards have a tiny switch on the edge that marks the memory card as read only and prevents any writes. If you get the message "Card locked!" when you turn the camera on then turn the camera off, eject the SD card. With the card facing you (metal contacts facing away) the switch is on the left hand edge, slide towards the top of the card to make the card read/write again.

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SOURCE: memory card error after inserting SDHC card on powershot A620

the a 620 only goes up to 2 gb no higher

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Locked memory card

Hi there,

Your camera is telling you the lock switch on the card is locked.

Take the card out of your camera and look on the side. There will be a little switch. One side of the switch says locked and the other side says unlocked. Move the switch from the locked position to the unlocked position and it will work for you.

Rob

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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There should be a tiny slide switch on the side of the card. Merely slide this switch to the other "unlocked" position.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Your camera has a board with the SD card slot board and electronics to record and retrieve images. This board can be replaced and should cost about $100 to repair.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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