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My memory card on my Canon PowerShot SD700 IS is on "card lock." I have idea what that means or how to fix it. It's not in the user guide or online. I'm wondering if it has to do with a setting that can be fixed on the computer or though the camera.

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Remove the SD memory card from the camera. On its left side is a tiny slide switch. Slide it from the "Lock" position (written right by it) to the "unlocked" position. If already in the unlocked position, sldie it once to Lock, and then back to the unlocked position. Reinsert it in your camera and try it out.

The lock switch is a feature on SD cards that temporarily prevents writing any more data to the card. The idea being that you may wish to protect an extra special picture that you don't want to accidentally erase until you get home and download it to your computer.

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