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I removed the memory card from my computer and re-inserted into my Canon Elf 800. when I turned the camera on the message "Memory Card Error" appeared on the screen with the tag line "Card Locked". I tried sliding the the small slide on the side of the chip, but nothing changed. The card looks like a Micro S C.


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When you removed the card from the computer, did you remember to use the "safely remove hardware" function? If not, this could be the problem. The solution is to download the pics to your computer to save them, and then format the card in the camera to erase it and get it back to original condition.
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