Question about Nikon D5000 Digital Camera
Camera said memory card locked slide to unlock, did that, still cant take pix on any memory card and display says "CHA" don't know what that means or how to fix the problem, please help
CHA also means the card cannot be used for other reasons. F.i. the card can be damaged. Try to format the card. That is, when you could use the card before. If you bought a new card, Make sure it is not a SDXC card, because your camera only allows MMC, SD and SDHC cards. If nothing helps, also look in the memory card holder, if nothing strange is in there, or the sensor that looks for the lock, is functioning correct. If you don't know how, please visit or contact a Nikon-Authorised service centre.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't own this camera but My guess is your memory card is in a LOCK SETTING you need to move the memory card to unlocked " wrirte " so you memory card isn't locked.....
Step 1 remove the card from you're camera
Step 2 there is a small little side on the side of the memory chip move that to the unlock position.
step 3 insert the card and start shooting!
Posted on May 06, 2009
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.
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: the problem is Memory card
Hi there fellow Nikon user, I understand that you're having issues with your memory card. You mentioned that you already put on the unlock/write position but you;re getting the same error message. There's a big possibility that the card's locking mechanism is damaged. I suggest that you try a different memory card to isolate the problem. If inserting the other card doesn't fix the problem, Then most likely it's the card slot itself that is already busted. Have it checked right away by an authorized Nikon technician.
However if the other card was accepted and you're able to write info with it, then we can conclude that the memory that you're having problems with should be replaced.
Hope this help. Cheers!
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 01, 2012 | Moultrie D55IR Digital Camera
Nov 01, 2012 | Moultrie Cameras
Nov 01, 2012 | Moultrie Cameras
Apr 29, 2011 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...
Dec 12, 2010 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-50mm Lens
Aug 27, 2010 | Nikon D50 Digital SLR Digital Camera with...
Aug 27, 2010 | Nikon Cameras
Jul 28, 2010 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
Dec 25, 2009 | HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera
64 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: