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  • ashbenoli Aug 26, 2008

    tried but the same message is appearing 'card locked'

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    yes i have same problem i have changed even new card

  • sportaction2 Sep 30, 2008

    Even if I switch the lock button on the card it does not change. Everytime I want to record something on the card it says card locked. But the card works perfectly in other cameras.

  • harold519 Oct 05, 2008

    put in new batters and new card and get the same thing.

    Card locked?

  • valliejean Oct 06, 2008

    I've now bought two SD memory cards for my Canon PowerShot SD630, one 2GB and one 4 GB (different brands) and am getting the "Locked" error on both, although I've toggled the "Lock" switch both ways.  Very frustrating, since the card that shipped with the camera holds 8 photos.  I'm not seeing any solutions here.




    Valerie

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    We have the same problem. Suddenly showed card locked. I took the camera back to London Drugs and they are sending it in for servicing. They think it may be an internal problem. They said it was for sure not a problem with the card. Will have to wait about 3 weeks to get it back.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    Camera worked good for 2 years until I pulled the card and deleted the files to insure I had enough space.Now I get Card Locked. I am still earching but if all else fails I will send it back for service.

  • hrowbear Dec 30, 2008

    My son turned on his FP tough camera and it won't allow him to take pictures. It is showing the camera is locked. What can we do?

  • attertongue8 Jan 01, 2009

    card locked

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    GOT THE ANSWER FOR THE LOCKED CARD. THERE IS A SLIGHT BUTTON ON THE SIDE OF THE SIM CARD THAT SLIDED UP AND DOWN. SLIDE IT TO THE OTHER SIDE... AND WHA-LAH.. UNLOCKED.

    :)

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    my camara ( HP photosmart E427)gives me the message : 'card locked' how can I unlock it

  • lafly Jan 14, 2009

    I looked inside the slot where the card goes and down on one side is a button/switch which appears to have gotten stuck ,i took a paperclip a moved it, no longer reads locked, it was that tiny switch although if it happens again i will take a small drop 3 in one oil to it

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    wow how easy! thanks for your help!!!

  • j-zthecutie Apr 27, 2009

    o my god i love you this worked perfectly and i needed my camera rite away for a event and thought i wouldnt hav one for tomarrow but thanks to you noe i do

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Card unlocked in a matter of seconds....Thank you so much! I thought I was going to have to buy a new card...this one cost me 60.00! Thank God for the internet....this wasnt covered in the manuel

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If this is an SD card you may need to take out the card and slide the small switch on the card itself to the "Unlock Position"

Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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    Marie Richards Ellis Oct 21, 2010

    I did not even know there WAS a lock/unlock switch on the card...lol....Camera is no longer locked....Thanks!

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    Heather Rinaldi Nov 05, 2013

    Thank you

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This just happened to my camera and I was sure after reading the other posts that it was about time to by another camera. After going trough three completely new and unlocked cards i switched the card to the lock position and placed it in the camera. Sure enough it still said locked, but I then removed the same card and pushed the switch to the open position and reinserted the card. The error cleared and now my camera works fine.
This worked for me hopefully it will work for you. I have a feeling that the camera just needed to be reset and that trick worked for me. Good luck!

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I tried putting my card in while locked. That made the camera act even stranger. The lens extended to full zoom but everything was black. It wouldn't turn off either. I opened the battery compartment to get to the memory. I then put it in the unlocked position. turned camera back on to see that it thought the card was still locked. I then loaded and unloaded my sim card 5 or 6 times in both the locked and unlocked position. That WORKED. :) It seems to have unstuck whatever switch the camera had to determine if the card was in the unlocked position.

Thanks for all the posts. Together they worked to help me out.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

Thanks. Perfect. It doesn't say anything about this problem in the owner's manual. I didn't know you could adjust something on the card itself

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Remove the SD memory card and you see there is a small locking switch on the card which is used to protect your data. Slide the switch away from the locked position. If already unlocked then slide it fully to locked and then firmly back again.

If this does not work then you must try another SD card (2GB maximum on your camera).

I hope that this solves your problem, please return the favour by rating my answer.

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