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'This memory card is locked' showing on screen

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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.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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I have had this camera for two years and never had a problem. Now when I switch it on the screen shows the message, " Memory card is write protected" and the camera will not function.


On the memory card is a slide lock that locks the card from being accidentally written to or erased. embossed with a lock that is unlocked/locked.
Somehow this slide lock has been moved to the write protection mode/locked. Could have happened if you removed the memory card lately.
Remove the memory card and slide the lock to unlock reinstall the card and that should cure your problem.

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Memory card locked


And you looked if the card was locked?
The 64GB card is unlocked the 32 GB card is locked. So make sure the switch is up when you see your card like these two.
When you are sure your card is unlocked, just check if all contacts of the card and in the camera are still clean, shiny, and straight. (no bent in any contact)
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Memory card locked problem


You neglected to specify the make and model of your camera, so I'm assuming it uses SD/SDHC cards.

SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Jul 06, 2012 | Cameras

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Camera showing card locked


Look at your memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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Memory card is write protected as my nikon coolpix screen shows and no any option is getting for picture click


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Jan 24, 2012 | Nikon Coolpix 4500 Digital Camera

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After setting memory card, showing 'memory card error' in camera screen and then showing 'memory card locked'. Please email me for unlocking procedure. Thanks.


The camera have to format the card
before you can use it.

There is a slider on the card.
Try to move the slider so the card is
not write protectet.

Look in your cameras manual
for the settings of formating a card.

Good luck.

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Screen is showing this memory card is locked


remove the memory card and see the lock switch on the side of the card is not pointing towards 'lock'

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After inserted A new batteries in the screen shows card locked how I can fix that


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.

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'memory card error - card locked!'


pull the card out

find the slide button on the side and slide it to the "unlock" position

put card back in

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LCD shows MEMORY LOCKED even thought card is NOT LOCKED!


Go thru all the pages on the camera setup in the camera. You may find a memory lock conrol. That is there to keep you from accidently erasing photos.

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