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Card Locked HP M425

Camera is saying the card is lock when it isnt tried different cards same thing is happening and the card has been formatted can anyone offer any advice. thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    have the same problem, tried everything from formating the card, switching cards to updating firmware. any advice will be greatly appreciated thanks.



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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012

  • kakima Aug 31, 2012

    SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.



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SOURCE: My camera shows CARD LOCKED

Try taking the card out of the camera and clicking the side of the card - there may be a little gap on one side of the card or a small button that you can slide up and down and then reinsert your card.

Posted on May 11, 2009



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SOURCE: Memory card locked!??

What you need to do is take out the card, and on the side of it there should be a little gray thing which can slide up and down. It needs to be slid all the way up. I hope this helps!!

Posted on Mar 22, 2008


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SOURCE: Unlock card

If the card is locked, you could the steps below:

- Turn off camera
- Remove memory card
- Take a look on the switch of the memory card itself
* If it's at the TOP = card is UNLOCKED
* If it's at the BOTTOM = card is LOCKED

- So, you just have to make sure that the switch is at the top
for the memory card to be UNLOCKED

After doing that, you just have to put back the memory card to your camera and turn on the camera. Try to check if this works.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008


Lee Hodgson

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SOURCE: keep getting card locked on my display screen

Hi there.
Face the card towards you, look for a small white tab on the left hand side of the card, to unlock it push the tab down, it will be at the side of the card like this 59a6de4.jpg .

Please post back if you need any additional advice.

Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa!!

Posted on May 29, 2009


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SOURCE: Camera Says "Card Locked"

It seems you need to open the camera and check the SD card slot.
this tip may help you How to fix a ‘card locked’ problem

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I have the same exact problem with my camera and NOTHING works. Bought a new card, didn't work. Checked and rechecked the card to make sure it isn't locked...didn't work. I have no solution for you but to tell you you are not alone with this problem and it isn't your card or the little slider on your card. It is within the camera.

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