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Look at your memory card. 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.
I'll include a diagram of the little lock switch so you know the correct position to be able to load pictures to it. Another reason for getting the card locked error is if the memory card hasn't been formatted in the camera it's being used in. Formatting is necessary after downloading pictures to the computer as well.
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position nearest the contacts enables writing, the opposite position protects or locks it. Try sliding it fully to the locked position and then fully to the unlocked position. If that doesn't work, try a different card.
Shut the camera power off, and remove the memory card.
Observe the label side of the card and find a small plastic tab on the left edge of the card. Slide the tab forward (towards the connector end) into the "Unlocked" position.
*Carefully* reinsert the card into the camera - taking extra care to slide it straight in - so that the tab is not bumped back to the "Locked" position.
Power up and and take pictures.
If it doesn't work - it is possible that the tab got moved during the reinsertion process. Remove the card again, and place a *small* amount of scotch tape over the tab to keep it from moving, and try again.
The card may have failed on you or the write protect slide over enough to lock the card. Take the card out and looking at the label to the left is a notch on the side. In the notch will be a tiny button or slide. Move it to the top (away from the gold connectors) to unlock. If you still cannot delete you may have a dud card. You can try to reformat on a different computer or with a different operating system. For example windows won't work but Mac or Linux might work.
Sounds like the 'lock' tab on the memory card has been moved to the 'safety' to prevent you from re-writing your card accidentally
Fix it by: 1 remove memory card from camera 2 look for the very little tab/switch on the front of the card 3 slide it to the unlocked position (opposite of now) 4 put it back into camera...should now allow you to take pictures
if the tab/switch is missing do not dispair... -use a small piece of clear tape to cover this 'tab/switch' opening
-this is the same concept as cassette/vhs/ 5 1/4" floppies...removing the 'tab' to lock it
remove the memory card and look on the side of it their should be a little tab move it to the other possion and try the camera again. if that does not work with the card out gently tap the camera on the card side. and reinsert it their is a sensor that tells the camera their is a card inserted in it. it might be stuck. hope this helps.
Take the memory card out of the camera. Look at it carefully and you will seea small tab. Move the tab from the locked position to the unlocked position. Re-install the memory card into the camera and then you're done.