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When I go to take photo a box appears in the rear window saying CARD LOCKED. How do I remove this?

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Remove the memory card from the camera, look along the one edge for a tiny switch, slide it towards the contacts to unlock the card, the switch that is furthest from the contacts is in the lock position to prevent deletions of your photo's. Now! if the switch is in the unlock position, slide it back and forth to reset the card, if it fails replace the card.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • John Cunningham Mar 12, 2011

    There should be a small door on the bottom of the camera that houses the battery and memory card, it should show a small arrow in the direction it slides out.

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