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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had a similar error which turned out to be a corrupted memory card. It was replaced under warranty with no questions asked. Causes may be static electricity discharge or a high humidity/temperature combination. Either way get a new card.
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
SD Memory cards have a tiny switch on the edge that marks the memory card as read only and prevents any writes. If you get the message "Card locked!" when you turn the camera on then turn the camera off, eject the SD card. With the card facing you (metal contacts facing away) the switch is on the left hand edge, slide towards the top of the card to make the card read/write again.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
Does you camera use CF cards?
If so the may work but some of the newer high tech CF cards are made for newer cameras.
It may be worth a shot to try the 2GB card and if it does not work, sell to someone who uses those.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
Your new 4GB memory card is the problem. The card would likely be an SDHC card (look on its front cover). Your A540 camera was designed well before the SDHC format came out, and your camera will not recognize it. Your camera can only use standard SD cards (2GB or less). Here's some from Amazon.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
Did you get an SDHC card? The SDHC protocol was developed after the SD600 came out, and the SD600 is not compatible with it. Use SD cards with a maximum of 2GB storage capacity.
Posted on May 24, 2010
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