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I have a silver crest DC581.I have inserted my extra memory. now i can't take pictures because i have the error message 'memory lock' and my memory function is on 'lock' with a padlock icon displayed. how do i unlock ? Help

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Hi! Try inserting the memory card on the camera then link it to a pc. By doing so you can unlock the card using a pc. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

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