Question about Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera

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Locked mem card

When switched on says: "This memory card is locked" please help

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  • alexary Jun 12, 2008

    I dont seem to have a tab beside the card, all I have is the tab to release the battery

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    when switched on says card is locked

  • Lexi L Aug 05, 2008

    It's fine when there's no memory card in it.

  • cdsluvhair Aug 30, 2008

    the card is locked. is the message when i turn on the camera when camera is not end can snap a picture

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I had the same problem and slide the tab did not work. whether the card is actually locked or not, the camera says it is. Is there anything else i can do?

  • lingroll Dec 09, 2008

    This worked for me!! I have a panasonic DMC-TZ3. I wonder how that tab thing got pushed the other way? Or do they just quit working all of a sudden?

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    That did not work after I flicked the switch and did as instructed?! any more ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    i unlock the card - the camera still says locked, i try a new card - camera still says locked...it is in the camera...

  • ptracy Feb 07, 2009

    I've got a Casio Exilim and after dropping it, it forever says that the card is locked regardless of what position the "lock" setting is set to on the side of the card. I've even tried other memory cards and get the same result. I'm almost about to give up and open the camera up and see if something inernal is "tricking" it to think its locked mechanically.

  • artlurker May 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. it says "card locked" all the time. I have a bunch of cards and have tried them all in the locked and unlocked position, no difference. It must be a problem with the camera which really sucks as my wife just went into labor! My camera may have been dropped. It must be something internal that reads whether the card is locked or not that is broken. Did anyone open the camera up?

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Turn off the camera
Take out the card
on the side of the card there should be a little tab switch it to the other possion
reinsert it
turn on the camera please befor leaving a lower feed back if this does not work let me know so I can try to help you correct this. low feed backs hurt my ratings and I am tring to help you with your problem.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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The switch on the card is a problem. Take out the card stop the switch by flipping (if it is loose) with the help of tape.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

I have tried this as well and this does not work. It appears there is some problem with these cameras becuase I have seen a lot of postings online about this same issue

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

Wtf!
it doesnt work uhh

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That didn't work for me

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Thank you so much! It works!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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