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Locked Card Does anyone know how to unlock a memory card on the Optio W20? I follow the instructions (press 4-way controller down in play mode, select protect, hit ok) but then I don't get the same screen as what the instructions say will appear. I'm supposed to see a screen than gives me the option of protecting one image or all images, then there should be one that says protect or unprotect. Whenever I try to do this, I can only select protect, but my camera then says the card is locked - it won't let me do anything else!?! How can I access the unprotect all images screen? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    panasonic dmc-tz3 "this memory card is locked"

  • sammy321 Nov 11, 2007

    hi i took my memory card to develope my pics when i got home and turn camera on it said card is locked. how and why is this? ,because of this now i t wont let me take pics .thanks sam

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    locked card problem

  • NinasEnnui Dec 08, 2007

    Hi, I have an SD630 Elf, problem is, I keep getting the "memory card error" message and then it says card locked. I tried taking the card out and sliding the little white lever on the side up, tried taking the battery out, etc, to no avail. Someone, on here, suggested shaking the camera, supposedly loose wiring or something? Thanks, Christine

  • sheppsx3 Dec 13, 2007

    I was uploading pictures on to my laptop, and I'm not really sure what went wrong. I uploaded the pictures, and then when I took my memory card out of the memory card reader slot in my laptop and put it back in my camera, anbd turned it back on the camera keeps saying "card locked". I have no idea what this means, or how to fix it? My camera is now a Pentax Optio E10, it is Pentax Option S6.. but I'm hoping how ever you fix the other camera will be similar to how you fix mine. What do i doooo!!??

  • dtrapp Dec 16, 2007

    says card locked and will not let me take any pictures

  • DOwnes Dec 20, 2007

    card is locked and it is not giving me an option to unlock it. I can view photos on the memory card but cannot take any new photos

  • ckool Dec 21, 2007

    card is locked. I cannot seem to unlock it???

  • olivia ann Dec 24, 2007

    My memory card is locked, and when I go to menu to try to unlock it, it wont let me highlight protect. Therefore I cannot unprotect the pics on my camera. How do I unprotect my camera/ and or memory card?????

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    when I turn on my powershot a 430 camer card locked appears on the screen. How do I unlock this?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    mmemory card locked

  • mbruton420 Jan 06, 2008

    Pentax Optio43WR - says memory card is locked, cannot take pictures. Made sure the switch was in proper position. Can write to it fine using card reader built into laptop. Appears to be no dust or damage in the card slot.

  • Bronxqueen Mar 07, 2008

    Like everyone else my memory card is locked, but I've looked at all four corners of the card and dont see a "switch" to unlock it. I have an EDGE SD card. Please help I have many memories coming up and I need the space..Thanks

  • Rose12 Mar 10, 2008

    1. Turn off camera


    2. Press delete 

  • trussoni Apr 04, 2008

    Does anyone know how to unlock a memory card on the Moultrie mfh dgz 100v2 digital?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    i removed the memory card from my ge 1830 digital camera. When i put it back in and turned the camera on PROTECT LOCK shows on the screen and i cannot do anything. Help?!

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    i cannot remove the write protect on my camera screen

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    when i try to take a new picture, the "write protect" comes on what do I do??

  • lucybloo May 28, 2008

    Took memory card out of camera and put in computer to look at pictures. Now I have reinserted the memory card and it says card locked and now I cannot take any pictures. I have taken it out and reinserted it , hit delete, even tried a new memory card and it continues to say "card locked" please help.



    Thank you



    Cindy

  • toddsk Jun 09, 2008

    i dont know what happened 1 day i wanted to take a picture and it said mamorycard locked and i dont know what to do i need help ASAP cause i have to take pictures tomorrow at school cause it's the last day of school

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    locked memory card

  • alec_razka Jun 11, 2008

    This is the message I get when I power on my Genius Digicam. My SD memory card however is not in the locked position. I even went out
    and bought a new SD card, yet am still recieving this message. Any info on how
    to resolve this is much appreciated. I only have 6 months with this camera!





    alec


  • KEMA MITCH Jun 17, 2008

    MY CAMERA IS SAYING CARD LOCKED I WENT IN THE PLAY MENU AND THE PROTECT OPTION IS BLACK BASICICALLY MEANING OPTION UNAVAILABLE HOW DI I UNLOCK CARD TO TAKE PICS?

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    I have an Optio E40, it says that the card is locked, but I have no idea how we locked it. Can you help?

  • cutie78101 Jul 11, 2008

    my camera is saying card locked what do i do

  • carver5 Jul 23, 2008

    yes, same problem/ locked card

  • supersakolin Jul 27, 2008

    when i turn on my camera it appears a message that says "format, yes, confirm ok" and i click ok and then it says "check sd card".
    i loose all of my pictures and i cant even see them :(
    please help me!


  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    card

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    card locked on my samsung camera

  • tom1961 Aug 24, 2008

    i can't seem to do anything with my camera. some how 'card locked' showed up and now i can't do anything. how do i fix this? Thanks. Tom

  • dad277 Sep 11, 2008

    I get the card locked error message and cannot take any pics

  • sugarpopgirl Jan 15, 2009

    My camera also says "card locked"..the SD memory card is not on lock & when I put it in another camera it works...and when I don't have a memory card in my camera it works..but only can take 5-7 pics...sucks!

    I have only had my Casio Exilim 8.1 cam for 6 months:(

    HELP!

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Take the memory card out of the camera. Look at it carefully and you will seea small tab. Move the tab from the locked position to the unlocked position. Re-install the memory card into the camera and then you're done.
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Card Lock is due to the SD memory card is in the lock position.
Move the the little slide switch on the card to the unlock position.

Hope this helps

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This is totally correct..I wouldve never seen the lock on the side of the card if it wasnt for your help..Thanks so much..

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Issue: "Card Locked" message is displayed on the camera
Solution: Change the memory card lock switch to the normal setting

The SD card has a lock switch to prevent existing data from being erased. To record images or movies this switch must be in the normal (non lock) position. Different brands of SD memory cards may identify this switch differently. Regardless the procedure should be the same. Please remove the card from the camera and ensure that the switch is not in the locked position. Locked Card - sdcardlocked.jpg

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Thats doesnt work you dippy!!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

Anonymous

Take out your card and there is a small key on the card side just turn it to unlock ,,,, bingoooooooooooooo

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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On the card it self there is a little switch just push it up .

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THANKS THIS REALLLY HELPED MY SITUATION!!

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