My Camera says "Card Locked!". I checked the small switch of the SD card, tried both positions but without success. Also I tried with a new card unsuccessfully. Could this be a software problem and is there a way to fix it.
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Re: Locked card, not because of the switch
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.
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.
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. 2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.
to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic
switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If
you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would
still be able to use the card normally.
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.
If this does not
resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and
the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This
should cost no more than $50.
Please feel free to contact me if you need further information
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If your camera uses a SD memory card then - SD and Mini SD memory cards SD and Mini 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.
If your camera will not save the photos you take, the first thing to do is to make sure that the SD card, your camera's memory, is not locked. Open the memory access door on your camera and remove the SD card. On some cameras, the SD card is in the same compartment as the batteries. Check to see that the write protect tab on the SD card is in the unlocked position. Hold the card so that the label is facing you with the angled corner to the top right. Look along the left edge and find the very small slider switch. Slide the switch up (down is locked and up is unlocked) and replace the card in the camera. The locked position is provided as a safety feature so that you can prevent an SD card with important pictures from unintentionally being erased.
If your camera uses a SD memory card then - SD and Micro SD memory cards has a smallslide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memorycard. Slide the switch from the READ position tothe WRITE position, which is furthest away from the contacts.
SD cards have a small switch on one side that can get slid to a "locked" position, which will prevent the card from being erased. Just slide it back to the other position. It may have a padlock symbol on it right next to the switch.
Memory cards particularly SD or SDHC have an option to protect the files from accidentally deletion. This is done by moving the small part of the memory card to the 'lock or unlock' position. Try to look for this small switch on the side of your memory card.
The SD memory cards used by this camera can be locked by a small switch on the edge of the card. Take the card out of the camera and examine it closely. the switch should be moved towards the edge where the electrical contacts are to unlock it.
This is usually caused by the SD card, and is nothing to do with the camera. On the SD card there is a small slider - which allows you to lock the card (to prevent accidental erasure).
If you put in on the table with contacts upwards, corner cut top left, then the slider is on the right hand edge, about 1/3 the way down. If it is slid to the top position (nearest the contacts) the card is unlocked. If it is slid down (away from the contacts) the card is locked.
If it is a damaged / "cheap" card, sometimes the slider falls out, in which case the card is locked. You can still read from it, but not write to it until fixed or replaced.
Have you tried the camera with another SD card, to see if the problem persists?
On the edge of the the SD card there is a small sliding switch that locks the card from erasures, formatting and loading. I may be in the locked position so slide it to the opposite direction then try it again.
There is a slider on the left hand side of an SD card which sets the card to Locked (lower position) or Unlocked (higher position - i.e. towards the top of the SD card). The first step is to check the position of this slider.
Note that the position of the slider does not affect the SD card in any way - it trips a switch inside the camera (or other SD reader). The slider MUST be in the upper position or the camera will say Card Locked - so if the slider has fallen off (they are very fragile!) the camera will assume it is in the Locked position.