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I get a "Memory card error" and "Card locked" on my screen and I even replaced the card but still getting these messages on my screen.

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There is a TINY switch along the edge of the card. Slide it to the open or unlock position.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

  • godsun71 Feb 05, 2011

    What if the memory card switch is unlocked and you are still getting the memory card locked error message ?

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