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HP photosmart m525 camera.....card is locked

I have a NEW camera and a NEW card. I can't take any pictures and save to memory card because it says card is locked even though the tab is in the unlock position

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Please try to format your card on computer and then use it....

Posted on May 29, 2009

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    mithun dey May 29, 2009

    I've had the same problem. The lock tab on my SD card was not broken but loose. Every time you insert it in a card reader or camera the tab slides back to the locked position rendering it useless. My solution is to super glue the lock tab to the unlocked positon. If your lock tab has broken off just put or make a replacement tab and glue or tape it to the unlocked (forward) position. BTW super glue leaves a white powdery residue after it dries. Wipe it off before it gets into your camera.



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