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Memory Card locked. How do I unlock?

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Take a look at the memory card and see if it is set to lock on the side of it if it is not then your problem lies in the memory card reader and it needs to be replaced this repair can cost any where from 85.00 to 150.00 for this repair.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009


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id1102_e3sdhc.gifSOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.

NOTE: If you are using a microSD/microSDHC card or a miniSD/miniSDHC card, insert the card into the standard SD adapter.

SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

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dear sir,

even after removing the lock(by pushing the push button at the upper side of the card which allows the card to lock and unlock)and when you are trying to format it,it shows formatting cannot be done right??????????////

all right,just take the card and put in a card reader and try formatting,hope this helps...even after trying in crd reader if ur card cannot be formatted,then the card is being corrupted..........its advisable to go for sandick or transcend memory cards which have a longer life and some important pictures or joyfull moments being picturised if missing,it hurtsa lot,because i also faced this problem........

thank you...take care

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Take the card out of the camera. Look on the side of the card for a tiny slide switch. Move it to the unlocked position. This is a common problem and sometimes the crd becomes locked by accident when handling it.

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