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Menu, controller and display button locked

I gave my camera to a friend for a few days. Now that I have it back I can take photos, but the menu, 4 way controller and the display button are all locked. When I try to use these options an orange padlock appears on my screen, has anyone else had this problem? Would anyone know how I can clear this so that I can use the menu and other features. I have been through the manual and can't seem to find anything regarding this problem. What would my friend have done to create this problem? Any help would be much appreciated.

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It means that the camera is in 'Green' mode. Turn off the green mode by pressing the 'Green' button (also used as the delete button when in playback mode).

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Could be your friend has turned on the SD memory card lock. From page 136 of the camera manual: The SD Memory Card is write-protected. Only menu operation and mode change are possible.

Posted on Aug 30, 2005

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