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I have a 4GB PMY Optima memory card and my camera keeps advising of a memory card error. It says that the memory card is locked. Please advise. Thanks!

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Your problem is that you have purchased an incompatible memory card and it's confusing your camera as it is unable to read it correctly.

You have a 4GB SDHC card, but your camera can only use the earlier specification SD cards up to a maximum capacity of 2GB. SDHC cards will fit in the slot, but your camera cannot use them and cannot be updated to use them; the limitation is one of hardware so there is no way to update it via revised firmware.

You have just two ways to fix this: use a 2GB SD card up to 2GB maximum, or change your camera to a later model which is SDHC compliant. Note that SDHC compliant devices can use both SD and SDHC cards without any problem.

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Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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Take the card out of the camera and look for a tiny switch on the side. Move it down or up (depending on which way it moves). This write protect lever is very easy to shift on some memory cards. So put it back in the camera carefully.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(You could also check it in a computer with an appropriate card reader)

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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