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DMC-ZS1 Upon turning on camera to take a picture - the camera tells me that the memory card is locked. The camera seems frozen.

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Remove the memory card from the camera, then turn it back on with out a memory card. does it work normally aside from very limited picture storage space?


On the side of the card there is a lock switch, make sure its not on the LOCK position, try the other position and insert it to the camera, if the card locked message comes again, move it to the other position and try again.


Now if the issue still remains, on the side of the lock switch, when you insert the card. inside the camera there is a small metal "hand" that gets pressed down if its on the locked position, this hand must have gotten stuck to the lock position and it would need to be pulled just a bit (1-2mm) so that it does not touch the metal.

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