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I slip in memory card and turn on camera and get a printout card locked. what do I do

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Most memory cards have a little switch on the side. Make sure it is not in the "Locked" position.

If the switch is not in the locked position, the card may be defective.

If you have had the same problem with other memory cards, then it may be necessary to clean the contacts in the camera with compressed air. You can buy a can at a photo store or major discount store like Walmart.

In the event that this does not solve the problem, the camera will require service.

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Take a look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

If that doesn't work, try another card.

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- So, you just have to make sure that the switch is at the top
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