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Are you are saying the act of inserting the SD card into the camera is pushing the slide lock on the edge of the card into the "lock" position? Try moving the slide with a fingernail. If it slides "easily" it is probably a defective package although it may still accept data. Have you used it successfully before? In this camera? In another SD device? If it slides "loosely" you can try putting a small piece of VERY thin tape (not duct or masking tape) tightly around the card, being careful not to cover any of the contacts. If the slide doesn't move, go ahead and shoot. You may have trouble removing it later but at least you have your pics. If the slot still pushes the tab into the lock position, I hope you have another card you can use. Good luck!
It seems you have a SD memory card with a write protect switch on it.
This s a safety feature so that you do not accidently erase stuff.
You need to remove the card fom the camera, and examine it closely for a small slide switch.
To remove from camera, you normally push it in a little to have it pop out a little, like a push button, then it's released and can be pulled out easily.
Look on the edges, bottom and sides. If you see a very small lever slide it with a finger nail to the opposite position and return the card to the camera, again pushing it in to click and pop out just a little to lock in place.
Try camera again.
If there is no switch on the device there is another problem. Try formating in a PC.
Remove the SD memory card and make sure the little slide lock id pushed forward towards the gold contacts. Then carefully insert it back into the camera so as not to knock the slide lock and close up the memory card door. Turn the camera on and go into your set up menu to format, format the card and you will be able to take pictures. Remember to format the card in the camera after downloading your pictures to the computer
if it is a push button you momentarily push it. if it is a slide switch you would move it to the left or right for a moment and let it go. that should start it up. if it's not starting the batteries may be dead or low.
This error usually comes due to faulty sliding mechanism.Put a bit of force on the focusinglens to push it back into camera casing. That's the reason the sliding mechanism won't work. The lens is stuck and if you force it back in, the sliding mechanism will work again. Not responsible if your camera screws up, so try at your own risk.Or else try out this method.Pull the lens fully out and then it will work.It will be bit tricky to get the lens out. Use your nail to "grab" between the outer glass and the little plastic cover. Thank you !!
Have just solved similar problem with mine. Problem turned out to be that the lens cover was very slightly dented in. It didn't really look dented at all, but just wasn't quite symmetrical and was a bit more recessed on the side away from the shutter button. This was causing it to rub on the case when it tried to slide. (Mine had been not sliding completely shut for a while before it stopped opening properly too).
To fix it I undid two small cross head screws which let the front panel be prised off. On mine, with the front panel off, the lens and lens cover mechanism all worked perfectly, as the problem was that the lens cover was rubbing on the front panel. If yours is still broken with the front panel removed, then your problem is not the same as mine...
I used a small screwdriver to push out the metal bar on which the top of the lens cover slides, pushing on the right hand end of the bar to slide it left and out through the USB connector compartment door. That lets the top of the cover come off the bar and move freely. To take the cover off, it has to be detached from the arm which moves it. There is a pivot trapped in a slot in the arm, but once the cover is off the bar at the top, it can be moved down so that the pivot reaches the bigger hole at the bottom end of the slot in the arm. This lets the whole lens cover come off the camera.
I then used a screwdriver to gently push out the middle of the cover until its shape was more symmetrical. (I'm not sure a screwdriver was ideal for this, as there are now tiny lumps in the cover where I was pushing it).
Putting it back together was the reverse of taking it apart, although you can test whether it's fixed or not before doing up the screws holding the front panel on.
Push in and hold the little grey button on the bottom of the right hand side of the camera, then push hard (slide) to the outside -- slide the bottom peice off to the right. The bottom 1/3 should pop open.