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Casio exilm ex-z80

My camers says 'the card is locked' when i turn my camera on. The card is´'t locked and i have tried another card but this gets the same message.

Can you help please?

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  • digital_hand Aug 22, 2008

    I got exactly the same problem and tried 2 sd cards, but same cards work fine on another Casio cam.

  • psucb Dec 11, 2008

    same. no dropping...its just reading a locked and unlocked card as locked. every sd card is "locked"

  • loucarter26 Dec 17, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem - it's says 'Memory Card Locked', but the same memory card will work fine in my dad's camera. Strange - and very frustrating!

  • Blaudis Dec 29, 2008

    Card is unlocked but camera reports it as locked.

  • demossent Jan 30, 2009

    i also have card is locked issue, tried unlocking card - still says locked, tried new sd card - still says locked...casio wants me to mail in for repair - may or may not be covered, could cost $30-$119

  • robino1 Feb 13, 2009

    memory card says locked, but not in lock position. tried new memory card and said it was locket too

  • andrew_graha Feb 22, 2009

    Mine does the same thing -- reports the memory card as locked when it isn't. I didn't drop the camera or anything.

    I'm guessing the camera's rubbish.

  • macmeister Feb 22, 2009

    Purchased a Casio EX-Z80 camera Dec 2008. Worked fine until 2-21-09. Now has same problem as described by other folks on this chat page. Display says "THE CARD IS LOCKED". The problem is not with the card (not slide lock in wrong position). Have same problem even when a known good card is installed. With a bright light I can clearly see inside the memory card compartment of the camera. The micro switch arm (which detects the position of the card's slide lock) seems fine and rocks, as it should when poked with a hairpin. Seems that Casio has a big problem with this camera. I'm hesitant to return the camera for repair as I'm sure the replacement will have the same problem. Remember how simple life was before electronic junk?

  • jpwenke Feb 28, 2009

    We have the same card is locked problem. The camera has not been dropped. It worked fine until one day it didn't. We bought a new card and the same thing happens. We have made sure the card is unlocked. How can this problem be fixed without sending the camera away.

  • macmeister Mar 03, 2009

    Now for the latest and greatest regarding "locked card" problem on my EX-Z80A camera.

    I sent the camera back to Casio repair center in Dover, NJ. fully expecting to never see it again for one reason or another. I used the on-line repair site to print out the return shipping label and service-request form. Casio was very good at sending a prompt e-mail acknowledgement of receipt of the camera. It's now 7 days after sending the camera to Dover and I just recieved it back (and I mailed it the cheapest way possible via USPS). All is now well as the "locked card" problem is no more. I must say Casio did a nice job paying attention to even small details. For example, I had a sticky back name/address label on the side of the camera and they neatly removed it (probably had to in order to access the camera guts) then stuck it onto the side of the bubble wrap bag. Oh yes, lest I should forget an important detail; since the camera was well within the 1 year warranty date there was no charge to fix it nor was there any return shipping charge. The packing slip was not very forthcoming with information describing what the fix was but that's OK as long as it continues to work. Casio has retained a long term customer with their prompt and quality service. I'll keep this FixYa web site posted if the problem should suddenly happen againt in the future. . . . .

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I have the same problem with my camera, I did not drop it. No matter what card I use it still says it is locked. I need it for my daughters 3 day trip she leaves tomorrow. Hope I can get it to work for her or else I will have to buy a new camera, sorry to say it wont be a casio

  • sparakaki May 04, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem with my casio exilim z80. I've tried with all kind of sd cards, used, new, locked, unlocked... and still the same message... If I remove the memory card, I can take pictures but only with the internal memory. Have you found a way to fix it without sending it to CASIO?




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Posted on May 18, 2009


Ugh I have the exact same problem right now. It got dropped on the floor lastnight and now it says "The card is locked" and its not locked.

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I have exactly the same problem with my camera, admittedly it did get dropped on the floor. There is no other damage to it but now cannot use it as the camera says the card is locked.....I have tried a new sim card and also locking and unlocking the card but this does not work either.

Any ideas would be gratefully recieved as the camera is only two weeks old!

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Well its obvious tht the card must be locked so slid e the thing over to unlock it n it should work :)

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