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Canon a400 my camera will not turn on. i have changed the batteries several times. when it last turned on - it would not take pictures - it just kept saying "Card locked". i changed the card several times with no luck.

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Card locked means that the tab on the edge of the SD card has been moved to the "locked" position. This prevents deleting or overwriting anything that is on the card, and also prevents any more images being added to the card. Move the little tab to the "unlocked" position.

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