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Memory card locked

My camera says the my memory card is locked.?? i dont no how to unlock it My Ixus 70 says my card is locked, but the card is NOT locked (button on the side of the card is in unlock position). The camera still indicates card locked with a new card inserted.

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    The camera says my card is locked, and I can't do anything about it. Can you help me?

  • zang01 Nov 11, 2007

    My memory card is locked, how do I fix it?

  • kay1 Nov 19, 2007

    i was filming a video from my camera when it shut off, i went to turn it back on and it says: memory card error card locked! i didnt know how to unlock it so i typed in google how to unlock a memory card or a camera and it was talking about a switch on the memory card. i flipped it to the opposite side, turned on my camera and it said the same thing. i took it out and flipped it back to the side it was originally on and still the same thing.

  • wychcroft Nov 24, 2007

    same issue, even with a brand new card the camera says the card is locked.



    The card definitely is not locked - I have double checked



    Any suggestions ?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    I have IXUS 700 Digital Camera. Niether can I click any new photos nor can I view the previously taken pictures. The shutter opens but the controls dont work thereafter. The battery is charged fully. Please help!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    when i put the memory card in the camera it says it is locked

  • horrgakx Dec 29, 2007

    Yep, same problem, tried different cards. The card IS NOT write protected.

    The way "around" it is to open the cover, then shut it again with quite a bit of force and keep pressure on the door while switching it on.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    i have the same problem. it says memory card error and you can pull it all out and it still comes up with this issue.

  • Mwikali Feb 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, my memory card says that it's locked but I check the tab on the side and I am sure it is not locked. Please help. I have pictures on the card that I cannot download now because of the problem.

    Thanks
    VM

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    my memory cards is "locked" but it's not the little thing on the sida HELP !!!


    I don't want to lose all my pictures!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    How to unlock the Flash 4G/ADATA SDHC TurboSD SDHC 4G memory card?

  • axela Jun 27, 2008

    The memory card on my Panasonic DMC-Tz3 camera is locked. I can look at the pictures but can"t delete them on my camera or Mac computer. How do I unlock them?


    HELP!

  • breyonna Jun 29, 2008

    my memory card said it was locked I fliped the switch to the unlock position and it still said the same thing. I bought a new memory card and it said it was locked. When my friend but it in her camera it worked fine. When I put my friends memory card in my camera it worked. My probelms begin when i put my friends memory card in my camera a week before too check to see if it had any pic on it.

  • ohheydaphne Jul 11, 2008

    My Memory card says it's Locked in my camera but the little tab has NOT fallen off, and it's NOT on Locked. HELP. PLEASE. my other memory card works fine so I know it's not my camera

  • joannassiff Jul 17, 2008

    The switch on SD memory card (PNY brand) is broken in LOCK position.

    Photo finisher can't retrieve my images and says camera card is locked.

    The lock tab is loose.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    My card says its locked and i cant unlock it becuz the swicth to unlock it is broken.... i tried to move it with a needle but it still doesnt unlock..... is there any other thing i could do!!!!!

  • lindsey_011 Aug 04, 2008

    MY CAMERA SAYS CARD LOCKED WHEN I WANT TO DELETE PICTURES.

  • bl_qs4evr Apr 19, 2009

    I have a sandisk 2 ultra 512mb memory card and it still works when i put it into the computer, but when i put it into my camera, it says, "card locked!" i tried to see what was wrong but it said that the device was working just fine. What do i do? I still have over 70% of my memory left on the card.

  • tayde Apr 25, 2009

    i have bought three memmory cards and all of them show on my camera as locked.

  • miqdadi May 13, 2009

    my camera dosent take photo just flash

  • Deborah Aug 02, 2013

    Thank you !!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Had pix developed-reinserted card and tried to delete all--"Card Locked" came up-what to do?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    The camera is not enabling me to take photos, with a message indicating that "The card is locked", how do I unlock it so I can start taking photos

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    memory card locked how to unlock

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Hi everyone,

Here's the solution, I just had the same problem LOL!
1. take the memory card out
2.On the memory card there is a little switch (it will be the little tiny piece on the side of the card thats a different color) slide it up.

That's it!

Bye

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    manolo marmeto Dec 22, 2011

    great!! :) nice it works

  • nrssharma Oct 26, 2012

    thanx a lot ...it works.

  • Martie
    Martie Jan 18, 2014

    how stupid can u be sometimes! didn't see that "lock"!!!!! thnx

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You have to put a bit of tape around the bit were the little tab use to be.. This works epically if you have lost the tab from the card.

p.s. i did this with an SD card an it worked i don't know if it will work with any other types of card. good luck anywhos, try yahoo answers they seem to have alot of info too. (Y)

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I had the same error message on my Casio Exilim n it was the memory card. On the side of the card there is a slider, to protect the images or whatever data you have in it from being erraised. Hope this helps someone.
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The switch on the card is only to push a connector inside the camera think of a video or casette tape tab if you remove it you can not record to it. My ixus 700 (sd500) had the same card locked error but I was more brave and took my camera apart and found the problem. There are 2 small but long pieces of metal which when they make contact by the card being inserted and the lock slider being in the right place tells the camera there is a card inserted. One of the long contacts had been bent completely back on itself and when trying to straighten it, it broke. I am currently trying to find a camera for repair or the spare part I need which is the entire internal memory card holder. This may not be the problem for all your camera but I have seen quite a few forums with the same issues.

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Turn off ur camera, remove the memory card and look for the "lock" or "unlock" button, set it to "unlock" and ready.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

Canon Card is locked - there is a switch on the thin side of the SD card!!! It is small and you can see where it says "locked on the card.- The camera is NOT BAD it has nothing to do with the camera!

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There is a tiny button on the side of the card - so small you can hardly see it. Just slide it up and voila All is solved.

It is frustrating as there is nothing in the manual bout this and the onl line assistance wants to charge for 20 seconds advice Mine is free dorothy

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its a tab on the memory card that needs to be slid to the opposite position

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Take the card out. On the left side of the card is a tiny white switch. Reverse the position.

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I noticed that this camera does not work well with cheaper memory cards. The only brand that works without fail is the SanDisk brand.

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