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The memory card is showing locked on the camera whenever i try to take photos, it is a pentax opotio s4i digital camera

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Move the slide switch on the side of the card.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

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