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Memory card error on cannon powershot a540 using a sdhc memory card

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Hi I recommend you trying another sd card. Still not working, then you have memory control pcb defective. your local repair shop would charge around $35 to 85 depend on what they really want to charge. thanks and best regard!

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Why does this camera show "card error" How can I fix this?


What type and size memory card are you trying to use? The A540 works with MMC and SD cards, which max out at 2GB. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards, even though they fit into the slot.

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When putting a Lexar Multi-Use 16 GB SDHC memory card in my Canon Powershot A540 I get Memory Card Error message as well Card Locked message. Have tried unlocking it by the slide on side of card, is t


It's a lost cause. The A540 works with SD cards. While SDHC cards will fit into the slot, they are electronically incompatible and will not work in devices not designed for them. You need to stay with SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

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I have a Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera I got a new memory card it is a sandisk SDHC 8 GB but I am getting a memory card error message.... What can I do?


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common cause is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position. The second most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Please note that your particular model camera can only use up to 2GB standard SD cards. These are relatively inexpensive these days, and may be purchased on Amazon if your local store no longer carries them. There are also other common causes if the above didn't help, with troubleshooting steps for this problemlisted here.

Oct 01, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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Card locked error on screen card is unlocked and even new card gets same message


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common cause is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position. The second most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out (sorry, an A540 can only use 2GB or less standard SD cards. These are very inexpensive these days, and are available on Amazon if your local store no longer carries them). There are also other common causes if the above didn't help, with troubleshooting steps for this problem listed here.

Aug 17, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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Hi, My canon PowerShot A540 camera gives an error " Card locked" Memory card error. I tried switching off the lock, but it didn't help. The card does not get recognized while inserting it in...


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Other causes include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.
You also mention recovering photos saved on the card. If you actually did take pictures with this card (assuming it's a 2GB or less standard SD card, as 4GB SDHC was not designed for your camera), you may be able to recover the photos using recovery software. See this other link.

Jun 10, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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My A540 camera gives me a Memory card error when I put in a new card. I have tried different brands and checked the card lock switch. These cards work in another camera


Take a close look at the cards that you've used. Are they all 4GB or higher "SDHC" cards? If so, that's your problem. Your camera was made well before the SDHC format came out. Although the card looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format it uses is very different. Unfortunately, there is no way that your camera will work with SDHC format. It can only use standard SD (cards that are 2GB or less). Fortunately, these are very inexpensive these days (check Amazon).

Dec 07, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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Does not work with 8mb memory card. Why not please? Canon A540. Problem occurs when change a 2mb card for a 8mb card. Have not tried anything to fix problem


The A540 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 8GB card (I assume you really mean gig, not meg) is actually an SDHC card (SDHC stands for Secure Digital High Capacity). While SDHC cards will fit into SD slots, they will not work in SD devices. You need to keep using SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

Aug 23, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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Cannon Powershot A540 SanDisk SDHC 4 gb I insert the card and receive a memory card error. Can't format


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A 4 gb memory card is beyond the capacity of your Cannon A540. It is too large. I would stick with a 1 gb card in that camera.

May 28, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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A540 says "memory card error" " card locked" but 4gb card is not locked - can access card on card reader - copy on and off. a540 works with 2gb sd card no problem. please help?


The A540 works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible and will not work in this camera. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

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