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When I go to take a picture, my camera says card locked. How do I fix this? I can't take any photos at all.

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Move the slide switch on the side of the card.

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Memory card locked


SD and Micro SD memory cards SD and Micro SD memory cards has a small slide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memory card or add photos to the SD card. Slide the switch from the LOCK position to the UNLOCK position, which is furthest away from the contacts. ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER
If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.

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My camera says the memory card is locked and memory card error appears when I turn on the camera. I've read that I have to format the card, but won't the photos be destroyed? How can I get my pictures


There is a tab on the memory card so you will you need to remove it from the camera and change the position of this tab to "unlock" it. DO NOT format the card until you've BACKED UP your files from it (typically to a PC or USB drive (stick or external hard drive).

Nov 18, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera

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On the display it say card locked i got a new car and say the same , i can't not take any photos or record video thanks .


For the 'card locked' problem, first check yourSD card.There is a switch on the side of the card. When theswitch is on unlock position, you can format, take pictures or delete pictures.But if the switch is in the lock position, you can not do the above operations.The camera will also indicate 'card locked' error.
http://www.myfixtips.com/blog/digital-camera/how-to-fix-a-%E2%80%98card-locked%E2%80%99-problem-125.htm

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Samsung ES10 8.1MP, card locked can't shot a picture


camera shows card locked when you insert memory card and can not take photos but without memory card it takes photos.even when you change memory cards it does the same.it says card locked.

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Memory Card locked


this solution is from a another website about card error... i dunno if this will help fix ur problem but i hope this will give u idea how to fix it... okay.. tell me if this works, coz a lot of people were encountering the same prob as u.. thank God i havent encounter this error...good luck..

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Memory card is used by digital camera to store the photos it takes. Popular memory cards include SD card, CF card, xD-Picture card and Memory stick. For some reasons, memory card may get damaged on power shortage, or removal of memory card on picture shooting or viewing, or other various and unknown reasons. Usually, you will see error message like "memory card error", "card locked", "card error", or an error code on your camera screen and the valuable pictures on the memory card could disappear and be lost. Some cases, your camera or Windows may prompt you to re-format the memory card and refuse to take new pictures or view old pictures.

Solution:

Once you have your memory card damaged, it is highly recommended to stop further operations on the memory card (e.g. taking new pictures, or delete, format the memory card). Data recovery software like "CardRecovery" is able to recover the lost pictures in most cases.

First, you need to confirm your memory card can appear as a drive letter in "My Computer", which will allow recovery software to access and recover the lost photos. You may try to connect your digital camera to your computer, if a new drive letter appears in "My Computer", it is OK. Otherwise, you need to prepare a USB card reader. There are many card readers available in market (e.g. SanDisk and Kingston). You can buy one from Amazon or BestBuy.


Then, you may download and install CardRecovery to your computer. Launch it from Start Menu -> Programs -> CardRecovery. You select the drive letter of your memory card, and destination folder for save the recovered files. CardRecovery will scan your memory card and locate the recoverable pictures. The process is quick and easy. Usually it takes less than 15 minutes.

Can I re-use the corrupted memory card?

For data protection, CardRecovery performs read only operation on your memory card and it does not change the data on the memory card, so it does not repair or fix the memory card. If you need, AFTER you have recovered your lost photos from the card, you may try to format the memory card before re-use. It is suggested to perform enough read/write test before using it again to take new pictures. If you are worrying that the memory card is unstable and may cause further data loss, purchase and use a new memory card. Your valuable and irreplaceable photos are more important than memory card. Memory card is very cheap. A new 2GB SD, CF or xD card is less than $10.

credits: www.cardrecovery.com

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Card clock


Is there a memory card in the camera?
If yes and the card is locked, I am assuming it is an SD card.
Take the card out, they have a little slide lock so that the photos cannot be overwritten. Slide it to unlock and fire away.

Jul 13, 2009 | Canon IXUS 860 IS Digital Camera

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Photo card locked and can not take pictures.


There should be a tiny slide switch on the side of the card. Merely slide this switch to the other "unlocked" position.

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I have a Brand new camera, the cannon SD880.. I just got back from vacation and as I opened my camera it said memory card error, I then clicked the button to view my pictures and it said memory card us...


Try some photo recovery software to rescue the files on your digital camera memory card, here are some for your options.

Photo Recovery (for Windows)
Photo Recovery for Mac

Be careful: Before your pictures are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the card in case the original files(your pictures) are overwritten.

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Card locked


There's a little yellow switch on the left side of your memory card labled "lock" with an arrow pointing down. Push it up. Note: If it doesn't work right away, try uploading all your photos to your computer and then dumping them off of the card.  Push the switch up again and it should start taking pictures again.

Dec 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

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Cant take photos as it says the card is write protected


Take your memory card out of the camera and switch the position of the little "lock" tab. That should fix it and you can start saving images.

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