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Card locked every time I open my camera CARD LOOKED ! I loose the manual so great I need an ansser asap ! Thanks

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Remove the tiny SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera.

You can download your user manual for free directly from Canon here:

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


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