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Canon powershot A540

I have tried to erase memory card but it says card locked. How do I unlock.

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  • quilting13 Jan 08, 2008

    I have gone thru guide book and can't find out how to unlock card. It will not let me erase pictures because it says card locked. Please Help.



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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    my camera is a Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera and im trying to erase picture it is locked i also tried moving the white bar on my memory card but it won't work please help

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    same here what can I do to unlock it?

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I had the same problem with a card in my power shot A540. on the side of the card there is a little white slide-bar. Push that bar the opposite direction of where it is and see if that works. Good luck!

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SOURCE: canon powershot A540 I have tried

Look at your memory card. 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.

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