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CARD LOCKED? I turn my camera on and it says card locked! It won't let me take pictures. How do I turn that off so I can take pictures again?

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Look on the memory card itself. Many times there is a little "window" where there is a slide switch (the same as the old floppy disks were). Try moving the switch.

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