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Unlock card My camera is locked and I am trying to "unprotect" my camera so that I can take pictures. I press the blue arrow and key button, but everytime I choose the unprotect function, it says card locked. Please help. Thank you.

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Re: Unlock card

If the card is locked, you could the steps below:

- Turn off camera
- Remove memory card
- Take a look on the switch of the memory card itself
* If it's at the TOP = card is UNLOCKED
* If it's at the BOTTOM = card is LOCKED

- So, you just have to make sure that the switch is at the top
for the memory card to be UNLOCKED

After doing that, you just have to put back the memory card to your camera and turn on the camera. Try to check if this works.

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How to unlock a photo in camara

The protect function allows a user to protect a picture from accidental deletion. To unprotect a picture on your camera, scroll to the protected picture that you want to delete, then press the Menu button (the button to the right of the Play button.) Scroll down the menu and you should come to an option that allows you to Protect/Unprotect the picture. Since your picture is currently protected, deselect that option. You should then be able to delete the picture normally.

Alternatively, you could also format the memory card, however this deletes ALL photos and data you have on the memory card. If you are trying to completely clear the memory, this is the best way. After turning on your camera, simply press the Menu button, scroll to Setup, then scroll down to Format. Select Format, it will ask you if you want to format the memory card, or the camera's built-in memory. Format whichever one you want to clear, if you are using a memory card then your pictures are stored on the memory card. It will take a few seconds to format.

Hope this helps.

Dec 05, 2012 | Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

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How do i turn off "File Protect" and be able to delete again. It won't let me delete pictures and there is a little animated figure on the print that says digital camera out to the side with...


You have accidentally selected lock option.You need to select unlock option for the same. Press the menu button and then press right/left button to select the protect menu. Then you need to select unlock and that would turn off file protect.

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Jul 11, 2011 | Vivitar Digital Cameras

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How do you unprotect pictures to delete

While viewing the particular locked photo, press the Menu button and select Lock/Unlock to toggle. Your camera's menu might also call it Protect/Unprotect. Hope this helps!

Mar 02, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare V1073 Digital Camera

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How to you get the camera unprotected

It's not the camera, it's the memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

Jan 13, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

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Press MENU to enter the menu. Select the SETUP menu (the wrench icon). Select Protect (the key icon). Protected pictures are indicated by a little key icon in the upper-left corner of the picture. Navigate to the protected ones and press up/down to unprotect.

Or is the entire card protected? SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

Jul 17, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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How to unlock a picture

Go to the playback menu and select it (you may have to adjust the circular option know to get to the playback menu). Once there, scroll to the picture(s) that are locked by using the sideways selection arrow buttons. Then select the up or down arrows, which will lock or unlock your picture. You can also erase any locked pictures, in case you want to, by formatting the xD card. Hope this helps.

Mar 25, 2010 | Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

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My vivtar 8025 camera locked my pictures so I can't delete the, how do I unprotect them

1. Press the Home button.

2. Enter Playback mode by touching the Playback (right-facing triangle) function area.

3. Press the Menu/OK button.

4. Touch the downward arrow function area until the Protect option comes up.

5. Touch the key icon function area to enter the Protect menu.

6. Touch the left arrow function area to select Lock or Unlock.

7. Press the Menu/OK button to confirm.

This should be on pages 29-30 of your manual.

Jan 03, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

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I have managed to put a lock on my memory card in my camera... (it is on protection mode and dont know how to get it off as i want to delete all the pictures on the card. I have the old pentex optio wpi...

If your pictures are on the SD card in your camera, many of the sd cards have a small micro switch on one edge that will lock your card... you may want to pull it out of the camera and make sure that the physical lock isn't set..

Dec 02, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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My Kodak Pictures have a lock, how do I unlock them on my computer?

Press review button to display the picture that is save., Now if the picture already display on the screen press menu button., Now under menu settings look for a icon of a padlock or the word unprotect so you can unlock the picture.

Nov 13, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare V1073 Digital Camera

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Deleting Protected Pictures=/

To unprotect images:

- Turn on camera
- Press on PLAY BACK button (wherein you are viewing pictures)
- Press MENU button once
- Scroll to the right until you PROTECT menu tab
- Scroll down to SELECT or ALL PICS
- Highlight ALL PICS
- Press MENU button
* It will be displaying pictures and another submenu
telling you to UNLOCK or LOCK pictures
- Use your zoom switch to change the submenu to UNLOCK
- Once you've seen UNLOCK
- Press MENU button so pictures will be released/unlocked

Those are the steps on how to UNPROTECT pictures
on your A503.

If you'll be having questions, feel free to post it here.

Hope i will be helping you now on these.

Aug 03, 2007 | Samsung Digimax A503 Digital Camera

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