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Bought a used Canon Powershot S2 IS put new batteries and a 4 gb sdhc Sandisk card and it reads memory card error Card locked....Any suggestions? Thanks

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SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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SOURCE: memory card error after inserting SDHC card on powershot A620

the a 620 only goes up to 2 gb no higher

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SOURCE: I put a brand new SanDisk SDHC 4 GB memory card in

I also own an A620, but unfortunately I also learned the hard way that SDHC cards are not compatible with this camera. The A620 was designed before the newer SDHC format came out, thus although they look exactly the same, your camera will never work with these cards. Your camera uses standard SD cards (2GB or less). There are some standard 4GB SD cards, but they are very rare these days, and costly.

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A 4 gb memory card is beyond the capacity of your Cannon A540. It is too large. I would stick with a 1 gb card in that camera.

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Your fix is a very simple one. Your camera is only compatible with SD cards, and you're trying to use it with an SDHC card.

SDHC is a later technical development of the SD to allow larger capacity. Your camera was designed and made when SDHC development was still just a vague idea for the future. 512MB was all that your camera was guaranteed to work with as they were the largest capacity cards then available. You may wish to look at the user manual for yourself, page 170.

SD cards are available up to 4GB in theory, but in practice almost no SD device can go above 2GB, According to the MyMemory website your camera will accept 2GB SD cards (see details), but from experience even if it works you may find that the camera operation becomes very sluggish when the card gets more than half full. You are also likely to find that at the maximum capacity your camera is very choosy about which brands it will work with reliably. Staying at or below 1GB should ensure the maximum usability.

There is no way to update your camera to the newer standard as the SDHC card requires different internal hardware and firmware.

I hope that you've found my solution to have comprehensively answered your question, please take a moment to rate my answer.

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SOURCE: I have a Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera I got

There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common cause is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position. The second most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Please note that your particular model camera can only use up to 2GB standard SD cards. These are relatively inexpensive these days, and may be purchased on Amazon if your local store no longer carries them. There are also other common causes if the above didn't help, with troubleshooting steps for this problemlisted here.

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