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My camera wont take pix says slide lock to write position, when I do that it display "CHA" don't know what that means and still can't take pix

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

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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.

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SOURCE: cant take photos and the LCD screen says "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to 'write' position"

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

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

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

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check your sd card, there's a tiny bar on the side that you can "slide" to unlock...

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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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

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