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I have a Canon Power Shot A620. I just put in a new PNY 4 GB memory card (have used others before). The new card says "memory card error" and "card locked". I have put it in several times and turned the camera off and on but it will not format it. What can I do?

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In this case on the memory card itself u will see a small slide switch just slide that switch to the opposite direction and that will fix the problem

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