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Memory card locked

Bought new larger memory card for a450. when inserted into camera, message on screen that the memory card is locked. checked the card - it is not locked.

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SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

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