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Camera is saying "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to "write" position."

Okay well when i try to take pictures it tells me "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to "write" position." What is going on? and how do i fix it?

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If you remove the card from the camera, there is a little switch on the SD Card. There is typically a label that shows which direction is locked. If not, switch it to the opposite side. This should solve the problem. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your card. I hope this solves the problem.

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My memory card's slide lock so that i want unlock how can possible?

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