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Canon powershot A540 digital ...problem it shown card locked

Canon powershot A540 digital is my its working all program but the one problem is that when i click photo then shows card locked so plz tell me what is the solution on that

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  • fppph Sep 19, 2008

    I alreay unlocked the memory card, still the problem persist. I tried testing the multimedia card on other devices, it worked fine, so no problem with memory card. I tried inserting on the camera other memory cards, it showed card locked.



    Thank you

  • thinwhitedog Mar 19, 2009

    my memory card is unlocked, but still have the same problem

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Remove the SD card from the camera. Look for the tiny slide switch on the side of the card. Slide this switch back to the unlocked position (opposite of whatever its at now).

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Thanks a lot from you cause i did that and now its all rights ok.do this:Remove the SD card from the camera. Look for the tiny slide switch on the side of the card. Slide this switch back to the unlocked position (opposite of whatever its at now). for everbody who have problem with card locked....

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Sorry no one got to you sooner. Hope this helps you, and thanks for coming to FixYa. Don't forget to rate my solution.

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