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It keeps appearing on my screen that the memory card is locked


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Move the slide switch on the side of the card.
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The screen on my camera says 'Memory Card Locked'. The solution is to take out the memory card and flick the switch on the side. But I can't take the memory card out- it appears to be stuck. At the same time as the screen starting to say 'Memory Card Locked' the memory card only comes out half way so I can't flick the switch. How do I solve this problem??


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It keeps appearing on my screen that the memory card is locked


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