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There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the switch on the side of the card, or the switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.\015\012
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Camera stating memory card locked how do I unlock

There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the switch on the ... Digital Cameras

I used a 4 GB Duracell SD Memory Card in my Canon digital camera. The card now says there's an error and that it is locked. The little switch on the side is "unlocked" but still says locked in the camera. Please help to unlock it. Thanks.

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Memory card my camera keeps erasing my pictures. it sais that the memory card needs to be formated but it will erase all files on the camera. i have important photos that are on there right now, that i cant download to my computer. please help with suggestions to make the photos come back. i tried to lock and unlock the memory card but its no use. i really dont know whats going on so can you please make some suggestions to the steps i need to take to get my photos back.Thank You.

Also, use a card reader, copy your pictures from the card using the card reader, transfer your pix to your computer and then reformat the card ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

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I have a PowerShot Canon S3IS and have encountered a problem whereby I have lost the complete content of my 1 GBSD card. Whilst altering settings on the camera prior to an exposure a message appeared on the camera screen stating"memory card error" "card locked". This is the second occasion on which this has happened - but using a different memory card. The first time I reformatted the card and, of course, lost my all my exposures! This time I have not reformatted. Can you explain why this has

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Card Locked - One problem is : I have tried 3 new cards and unlocked the cards and still recieve a card locked message when I try to take a picture. I have tried to format to " yes" but the camera continues to return to " no ". The other problem I have is that I accidentially deleted all of my pictures in the camera's memory. Is there any way to retrieve those pics?? Please help!!! Thank You. Chip. [email protected]

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I have a Moultrie outdoor field camera. The camera says SD Memory Card Locked. The solution is to unlock the memory card. How do I do this?

Little white slide on the left side of the card. ok rb1deerhunter ... Moultrie MFH-DGS-200 Digital Camera

I have a Toshiba $GB SDHC Memory Card. I put it in the camera and camera says card is locked. I have slid the yellow lock button and it does not unlock. I also have PNY OPTIMA that has the same problem. Can you help me? Laurie [email protected]

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