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My camera won't let me take a picture as message says Card locked How do i unlock it?/ I have had this camera several years and never happened before.

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Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this, see this link for additional troubleshooting tips for this problem.


Posted on May 01, 2010

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