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Card error i put it the memory card and it says card error memory card locked. and ive tried 3 different cards alread. waht can i do t fix this asap??

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Just triple-check that you haven't accidentally locked any of the cards.

On an SD card, for example, there is a TINY little white switch on the side that write-protects the card.

Back in the day of audio cassettes, the tab was "felt" by a mechanical arm.. if the tab was present, it could record. If the tab was missing, it would not allow recording. I'm not sure if digital cameras still work like that or not? If so, it could be something like that in your memory slot. =-]

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It can depend on the type of sd you're using. just the suggested sd on the manual. the palm sd cards will do too

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Yes you can have dammaged the contacts in the memory card holder.
The some or all contacts could be bend, or even the switch (feeler notch) can be pusshed in or broken.
It is difficult to explain, that is why I also put a picture inhere.

You should use a light, and a magnifying glass to look in your camera.
The picture is from a memory card reader, but in your camera it should look the same. You can see nine contacts, and to the left on the picture you can see they look like a triangle. All contacts should look like thatand not one is allowed to be bend or have a dent.
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If one of the nine contacts is down, toy could try to get it up again, perhaps with a small needle. But please don't open the camera. You could do even more damage, if you are not skilled in that. If you can't fix it, contact a pentax certified repair centre and ask them what it will cost and how long it will take to repair.

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OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

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