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My camera with new batteries in it says, Memory card error & also says memory card locked, but neither are true, because we've tried new memory cards and it says the same for all.

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New cards must be formatted in the camera. This erases and optimizes the card for that particular camera. Be sure the slide switch on the side of the card is in the unlocked position.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Memory card locked

Take the card out. On the left side of the card is a tiny white switch. Reverse the position.

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SOURCE: Camera reading memory card error, cannot get it to work. Tried removeing the card and replacing batteries. Checked and it is not locked.

try formatting the card once on a pc and then plug it in your camera....if that does not help either, you'll have to try a different card.

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check your sd card, there's a tiny bar on the side that you can "slide" to unlock...

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SOURCE: memory card error powershot Sd800 IS

Hello,

Take out your memory card from the camera and then inspect a small or tiny switch. This is the card lock. You need to move it the other way around to enable write back on the memory card.

Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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