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I used a 4 GB Duracell SD Memory Card in my Canon digital camera. The card now says there's an error and that it is locked. The little switch on the side is "unlocked" but still says locked in the camera. Please help to unlock it. Thanks.

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Sounds like the memory card needs to be reformatted. you would need to put it in a laptop or desktop and reformat the memory chip that way.

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OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

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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.

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It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

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Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
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