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Camera is telling me the memory card is locked

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Make sure the memory card's slide lock is not set in the lock position. See: http://www.samsung.com/us/system/support/content/2008/04/07/h621/Card%20locked2.jpg
if you're unsure about the memory card's lock.
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After locking memory card, do I then unlock it to take pictures and will that then erase the memory card or can you tell me how to so


Locking the memory card prevents you from taking and adding photos to the memory card. It also prevents you from deleting photos from the memory card.
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I insert a memory card its tell me memory full but can't see the pictures from the memory card. how do I get the memory card to read?


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Remove the memory card and you will find a switch on the left side of the card. It must be locked, so slide or push the lock on other side to open it and then insert the card back to the Camera.

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When i take a picture it tells me that the memory is full and i have installed a new memory card. The camera is new


I will assume that this camera is using a SD card as there is no make or model shown. All new memory cards need to be formatted to the camera so the camera can read the card. Also SD cards have a lock on the side it's a little sliding switch that can be very easily pushed to the lock side while installing the memory card here is a diagram of the lock and unlock position of this card.
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The camera tells me the memory card is locked!


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When I insert a new memory card into my Z730 it tells me "memory card must be formatted" but it will not format. The memory card that is currently in the camera works fine!


Hello. Some of these memory cards have a small lock slide on the perimeter. Check yours to see if in fact, it is in the lock position which would prevent you from formatting. Formatting erases everything from the card so the lock is a protection.

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Camera is saying "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to "write" position."


If you remove the card from the camera, there is a little switch on the SD Card. There is typically a label that shows which direction is locked. If not, switch it to the opposite side. This should solve the problem. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your card. I hope this solves the problem.

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Memory is locked on the camera


ok so on sd cards there's a slider on the side of it. this has an arrow (usually pointing down) that says lock next to it. make sure the slider isn't on the side that the arrow points to.
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Memory Card Locked


Do you have a computer that will read the "memoery cards"? Try reading the cards. If there is nothing on the card you still should get a message telling you the status. Check the setup of the camera. Some cameras allow you to lock the memory card from setup memu. You might also need to "format" the card before you use them.

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