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Card locked hey the camera keeps saying card locked but its not so help please

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Card lock means that someone switched the little gray sliding lock on the memory card. It prevents the camera from saving new pictures to AND copying pictures from the card. All you have to do is take the card out and slide the little gray slider back into the unlocked position. Take the card out of the camera. On the side of it is a little 'switch'. Flip the switch in the opposite 'unlock' position
1)check the card to make sure the write protect switch isn't on the wrong setting. It's on the side of the Secure Digital card (not memory stick).

2) I hope you're not buying Memory Stick. That's for Sony. You should be buying support digital.

3) Check the card contacts--if the card isn't making good contact in-camera, you'll get hold of card errors. This happens when someone touches the contacts on the card. Usually cleaning will work unless something sticky get on it. Most memory cards do have exposed contacts, so you enjoy to be careful when handling them ...

4) Format the card in the camera if you grasp an error message. It may just entail to be formatted.Your battery is always drain quickly, that’s symptom of the battery near to run out.,it’s better to change it, your owner's manual say that Lithium AA's will work well and later almost as long.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2008

  • LORETO LACARON
    LORETO LACARON Aug 25, 2008

    Here is a picture of an SD card.



    Some other card does not have lock switch, in this case try first pulling out card and batteries from camera and putting them back in two minutes. If this does not work proceed with computer and eventual formatting procedure.



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