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Every sd card that i put in the camera it is saying the card is lock. i have tried and even buy a new caed but still saying that the card is lock how can i fix this problem thanks

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Hi:
Make sure that the little lever or slide switch on the side of the card is in the right position.
As you look at the card with the contacts facing down, the switch should be set to the lowest position.
The SD card can be set to write-protect by moving the switch or lever up.
If that is not working, then there is some problem with the camera.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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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.

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:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
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