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Card locked While switching on, I am getting msg of "CARD LOCKED" which is not allowing me to operate the camera.

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  • lrivers Nov 08, 2007

    cason a410 camera have memory card and when i put it in it states card locked and then memory card error on it. what do i do to get it to worked.

    The slide on the side unlocked.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    I have a Canon PowerShot A410 digital camera, I have been using it just fine until recently and now when I turn it on I get a message Card Locked!!

    Unable to take pictures. How can I get this to go away.

    Please advice. Thanks

  • KGJune21 Jan 08, 2008

    i have Canon powershot A450 digital cam. Whenever i turned ON it says CARD LOCKED. What should i do? I can able to see my previous photos from the memory card but not able to take new photos. Pl. suggest something!!

  • nuzzu Mar 15, 2008

    my 1gb memory card has been locked i can see my previous pictures but i cannot take any new pictures from my camera when i switch on the camera it showing that card locked.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    card locked

  • nuzzu May 11, 2010

    i have a canon power shot A450 3.2 optical zoom 5.0 megapixels when i switch on it showing "CARD LOCKED" now what should i do now please help me and give me a new solution and suggestion.

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Make sure the lock isn't on, on the memory card itself.

All SD cards have a lock function on them which keeps any changes from being made to the data that is stored within it.

If you look closely you will see a very small switch on the side of the SD card. Try switching it to the opposite direction and then try to take a picture. If it works then that was your problem all along.
If it doesn't, try switching it back just to make sure.

If you find that neither side works you may want to buy or borrow another memory card to make sure its not a problem with the camera.

Post back if the problem is still their and I will advise further.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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You rock man, even though im feelin a lil dumb now since i have had my cam for three years and dint even know about that feature on my sd cards...lol
tyvm =)

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Msg says card is in lock position and it's not. Have tried other cards, keep getting same msg


Did you try try it with the switch in the OTHER position? To be sure the lock position is the one furthest away from the contacts - unlock is the other.

Here's the bad news: if you have the switch in the unlock position on ALL your cards, but the camera reports otherwise - you have to send your camera in for cleaning / repair. See the photo below:

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The "lock / unlock switch" has no electrical connection as shown in the photo above. It is simply an "actuator" for the device it is installed in. A card reader / writer, MP3 player, camera, etc. has a switch inside that "feels" for the plastic tab. If it feels it, in the position shown - it can be written to. If it is not felt, as when the switch is in the opposite or locked position (or it it has broken off or is missing) it can not be written to.

You can check this by inserting the card into another device with the card in the unlocked position; if it can be written you know its a camera related issue.

II hope this helps!

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Memory card locked


This is a tip explaining the error, "Memory card locked". We will also give you the resolution for this error. This error, or rather message, is usually the result of the following situations.

Situation 1:

Well, this is usually the problem, on the memory card, there is a little switch on the left side, which can switch between "Lock" or "Unlock".

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If you get the display, memory card locked, remove the card from your camera, or USB adapter and have a look at the switch, if it is switched to locked, move the lever top the other side and place it back. This should solve your problem, if not, lets have a look at situation 2.




Situation 2:

Open the card slot of your camera and have a look inside with a bright light/ torch. You should see a little metal tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection switch.

With time and repeated use , the switch will start to bend slightly until it will no longer depress when a unlocked card is inserted.

With a toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your problem.


I really hope this can steer you in the right direction. Please rate accordingly.

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Ok, here is something that just might work.

In your case the problem is not with the card but rather with your camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but here is what you can do.

Open the card slot of your camera and peer inside with a sharp light or torch. You should see a little metal tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection switch. Contrary to popular belief , the switch on the card does not impact the operation of the card itself but rather tells the camera that the card should be locked by depressing the little pin inside.

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With a toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your problem.

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Ok, here is something you can try:

In your case the problem is not with the card but rather with your camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but here is what you can do.

Open the card slot of your camera and peer inside with a sharp light or torch. You should see a little metal tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection switch. Contrary to popular belief , the switch on the card does not impact the operation of the card itself but rather tells the camera that the card should be locked by depressing the little pin inside.

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Hello

Ok, here is something you can try:

In your case the problem is not with the card but rather with your camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but here is what you can do.

Open the card slot of your camera and peer inside with a sharp light or torch. You should see a little metal tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection switch. Contrary to popular belief , the switch on the card does not impact the operation of the card itself but rather tells the camera that the card should be locked by depressing the little pin inside.

If you put a protected card into a camera with no protection switch , the card would operate normally.

However , with time and repeated use , the switch will start to bend slightly until it will no longer depress when a unlocked card is inserted.

With a toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your problem.

Kind Regards
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Hello

Ok, here is something you can try:

In your case the problem is not with the card but rather with your camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but here is what you can do.

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If you put a protected card into a camera with no protection switch , the card would operate normally.

However , with time and repeated use , the switch will start to bend slightly until it will no longer depress when a unlocked card is inserted.

With a toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your problem.

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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.

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