Question about Cameras

3 Answers

Camera is locked

Power shot A530 says card locked and won't allow me to take a photo.The card is in correctly

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cameras Master
  • 4,738 Answers

Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this, see this link for additional things that you can try.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,564 Answers

On the side of the card is a small yellow or white slider switch, move it back to the other position then try the card again.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you so much for your help, you saved me taking the camera in to a store and asking for help. You are truely a "GURU""

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,568 Answers

It may be in correctly but there is a nearly microscopic slide-switch or other method on most memory cards that can be set to avoid accidental erasure of the contents. Look closely at the card to see if it is the switch type.
Been bitten before myself-

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I keep getting a memory card error and card locked on my Power shot A530 how do I fix it?


If your camera uses SD cards then these cards have a very small lock switch on the side. Move it to unlock and try again.

Sep 26, 2015 | Cameras

1 Answer

How do I order a Canon Digital solution disk version 28 for the Canon Power Shot A530 model


Canon does not sell old versions of their software. The only place would be searching for used copies on eBay. But have you considered downloading your photos using a USB plugin card reader? They're very inexpensive, and very fast. See this article for more info.

Oct 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I TOOK SOME PHOTOS WITH THE CANON POWER SHOT A530 (ABOUT FIVE). I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO VIEW THE INTERNAL MEMORY PHOTOS. ALSO CAN I HAVE THEM SWITCHED TO THE SD CARD? I DID'NT KNOW AT THE TIME THE CARD WAS...


First, promise to never use the internal memory again. Go into the menu and there should be an entry for "copy" which should allow you to copy the internal memory to a memory card. After that, you should "format" the camera with no card inserted to erase the internal memory.

Jan 21, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Hi I have a Canon Powershot A530 but if I want to take photo's it says card locked?


Take the memory card out of the camera and look at it. 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.

Jan 21, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Computer won't reconize power shot a530


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Sep 19, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I try to take photos with Canon powershot A530 but it keeps saying memory card locked. What do I do and what does that mean?


Umm, take out the memory card from the camera and there should be this small lever at the side of the card that shifts up and down. Shift it out of the "locked" mode.

Jul 10, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Downloading pics from the A530 Power Shot Canon


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Nov 01, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...