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Canon power shot a1000is - displaying "card lock", tried moving slide from one side to other, still did not fix it?

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Your camera uses SD cards and these have a very small locking switch on the left side near the top (as you look at it). It very often gets switched to lock without the owner being aware of it. Just slide the the tiny switch up to the top of the slot and your problem should be fixed.
I do not understand what you mean by , "...tried moving slide from one side to the other".

Posted on May 23, 2011

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