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problem is so common, especially with Canon Powershot cameras like your IXUS 210, that there's a whole blog about it here:
It seems that the camera gives this error when it has problems
reading/writing the card. The fixes they suggest there are to do with
cleaning the contacts. It's pretty easy to clean the contacts on the
memory card, but much harder
to clean the camera. I don't
following the instruction to spray cleaner into the slot... that sounds
like a recipe for getting it all over the inside of the camera!
I would start by cleaning
the memory card's contacts. You can either use a solvent such as Methyl
Hydrate and a Kleenex, or you can actually rub the contacts clean with
an eraser (or if you're British you can use a solvent such as Methylated Spirit and a
tissue, or rub the contacts clean with a rubber).
It's probably worth looking inside the camera too, to see if any of the
contacts are obviously bent in the card slot. I've seen that in a
Nintendo DS which is similar. If a contact is bent, nothing's going to
work unless you can get it back in place.
A card that size is actually an SDHC card. SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different. Many cameras won't work with the SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.
If your camera gives you "card locked" error messages with several cards and you KNOW that the cards are indeed not locked via the sliding lock mechanism, then your camera needs to be sent in for service as it has developed and electrical communications problem within the memory card control function.
I would first however try a hard reset by resetting your camera to the default settings, removing the battery and memory card for two minutes, and then replacing them. Retest the cards for the error message. If it still occurs then call 1-800-828-8080 for your options.
I was happily using Cannon IXUS 750on one of my long vacations when the memory card almost got full. perhaps I clicked once or twice to take a picture when the card was full. ever since the camera displays Memory Card Error.
These are almost all the photos I took on my camera since a long time now. Could anybody pleeeese help me in retrieving my photos and recordings?