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For the Canon PowerShot A550, card is locked

For the Canon PowerShot A550, card is ''locked'' (1) Don't know how this happened. (2) do not know how to ''unlock'' card to take pictures. Menu does not have all features.


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Pop the card out of the camera- there's a tiny switch on the card that locks it so you can't write over important photos.  Move the switch to the other position and you should be good. 

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