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Card locked! Can't use camera. Need to unlock card?

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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Posted on Sep 20, 2014

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I just got done fumbling around with the same problem. All you need to do is take the card itself out of camera and there's a mini switch on the side of the card that slides up and down for lock and unlock.

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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you have to put a bit of tape around the bit were the little tab use to be.. This works epically if you have lost the tab from the card.

p.s. i did this with an SD card an it worked i don't know if it will work with any other types of card. good luck anywhos, try yahoo answers they seem to have alot of info too. (Y)

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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Take the card out. On the left side of the card is a tiny white switch. Reverse the position.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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There should be a small toggle along the end side (it is tiny and easily missed, but it is there, I just checked my memory card / mine is 4GB SD card from Sony) that you can swtich to unlock and your images may come back that way.

Look for it this way, hold the card face down it should be on the back edge where you use your thumb or finger to push it into the slot on your camera.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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There is a tiny button on the side of the card - so small you can hardly see it. Just slide it up and voila All is solved.

It is frustrating as there is nothing in the manual bout this and the onl line assistance wants to charge for 20 seconds advice Mine is free dorothy

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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