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My canon Digital IXUS 8015 says card locked when I try to take a picture. I can access photos taken last month on the same card Today when I tried to take a photo the camera beeped and displayed to following message "card locked". I removed to 4GB card and checked the tab was set to unlock. This did not rectify the problem. The card will work in another camera. Any suggestions?.


Your\012 camera uses SD memory cards. On one edge is a slider switch: towards \012the electrical contacts is the unlocked position and away from them is \012locked. Unfortunately, the switch is easy to move a ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Card locked the camera is locked, display says card locked, won't take pictures. how do i unlock the camera


Take the SD card out of the camera, and check along one of the edges for a little tab which can be moved back and forth. In one direction (often marked on the card) it is "locked" so no changes can be made to the files on the card, nor can any new fi ... Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Digital Camera

CARD LOCKED my camera says the my memory card is locked.?? i dont no how to unlock it My A 450 says my card is locked, but the card is NOT locked (button on the side of the card is in unlock position). The camera still indicates card locked with a new card inserted. When i try to take a picture it says "Card Locked!" and it wont let me add a new folder onto the card once its on my computer


There should be a small toggle along the end side (it is tiny and easily missed, but it is there, I just checked my memory card / mine is 4GB SD card from Sony) that you can swtich to unlock\015\012and your images may come back that way. ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Card locked Samsung S760 Digital Camera won't function because of a display "Card Locked". Do yopu know how to "unlock" it? Many thanks in advance.


Look at your SD card in left side there is little switch put that switch up and you good to go ... Samsung S760 Digital Camera

When ever I turn on the camera, the display shows "card locked". I can hit the > button and it appears to unlock it, since pictures now show up. But, whenever I try to do anything else it locks back up again. How do I fix this problem? This is for a Pentax Optio S60 digital camera.


Look at your memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

CARD LOCKED When turning on my camera message display "card locked". How do I unlock it?


Pull the card out of the camera and slide the tiny slide switch on the card to the other position. All the SD-type cards that I have met have this lock on them. ... Samsung BL103 Digital Camera

CARD LOCKED my camera says the my memory card is locked.?? i dont no how to unlock it My A 450 says my card is locked, but the card is NOT locked (button on the side of the card is in unlock position). The camera still indicates card locked with a new card inserted.


Try puting the lock thing onto Lock. it worked for me ... Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera

I attempted to unlock a 1.0 gb camera card today which has been locked. After attempting to unlock it using a utility knife (since the lever was missing) I gave up after trying to load and reload the locked card. Then when I reinstalled the other card (same type which was unlocked and in use today. This card now is unusable with the same message showing on the camera screen. Yet another card that is also unlocked was used and the same message again. I now cannot shoot photos since all three card


Hi there.Turn the camera on and go into the setup menu, look down the list for "reset" and reset it, then try another camera card.Please post back the results.Good luck and thanks for choosing FixYa!! ... Canon Digital Cameras

My Canon Powershot A460 shows Card Locked. The card switch is in the unlocked position. I have another camera. the card works in it. But the card from that camera also shows as Locked in the A460. I have tried the turn camera off and remove card, then turn camera on, then turn camera off and insert card. Both cards still shows Card Locked in the A460 and both work in the other camera


There is a lock lever inside the card slot. You could try to move it with something like a toothpick. ... Digital Cameras

I took my card from my HPe327 & put it in my HP109 printer, imported my images then put the card back in the camera. The display says 'card locked', how can I unlock it?


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... HP Photosmart E327 Digital Camera

My Canon A460 says the Card is locked. The lock switch on the card is set to unlock. I have another camera with a similar card. Both cards work in the other camera. neither card will work in the A460 both say Card Locked. It must be something in the camera. I have tried the turn off remove card turn on take picture. No card message. Turn off replace either card and see Card Locked.


Back up your data first,thenyou reformat the memory card in the camera.i guess you have formatted the memory card in another device.canon cameras generally do not accept cards that have been formatted in another device.then sitch off the camera and r ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

My camera displays memory card locked. how do i unlock it


You didn't specify the make and model of your camera, so I'm assuming it uses SD/SDHC cards.SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The positio ... Digital Cameras

Camera card the display says the card is locked. How do I unlock it?


There is a small switch on the side of the SD card. If it is in the down position, it prevents pictures from being taken or deleted (safety measure). Just slide the switch to the up position ... Casio QV-R40 Digital Camera

My camera is locking my memory card. I slide the lever on the memory card to unlocked, which is down, and when i insert it in the phone and push it down to lock it in, it pushes the 'lock' on the memory card back up to the locked position, resulting in the camera constantly saying the memory card is locked. This is a Exilim ex-z80 8.1 mp camera.


I have had a similar problem with flimsy lock tabs. I solved it by placing a small amount of scotch tape over the tab - starting near the connection pads, over the tab to the back edge of the card. There's usually not a whole lot of extra room in t ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z80 Digital Camera

The switch on side of the card is in the unlock position and my camera is still saying card is locked, and card error, how do i unlock it? my mother in law was usuing the camera when it locked, therefore i dont know what she pressed to lock it


Go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera

Cannon SD1100 IS Digital Camera The Camera reads " Card Locked". The Maual's solution is to slide the switch up on the memory card. Did that still won't work. When I go to the Menu, the cursor will just bypass the "erase" and will light up below the erase display. Have never had this happen. I was trying to erase a movie, and this locked up. Tried another "card" the camera still reads "card locked". It has to be something in the camera. Thanks for your help.


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Other causes include problems with ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

Dear taran_2005, Thanks for your reply to resolve the issue. After sending you my issue regarding Nikon Camera D80, I formated the card. All snaps were deleted as expecter. Display "No Memory Card? and status marked" LOCKED did not changed. I tried to take shots - I took over say 6 nos. The display "No Memory Card? and status marked" LOCKED remained as earlier. I got 3nos 2 GB cards, only one was formmated but could see no result change please. The camera is brand new. Upgrade fIrmaware may be a


Please make sure your memory card does not have the "Lock" setting clicked on. It is a small slider at the side of the card. Check this out and try to save again to your card. ... Nikon D80 Body Only Digital Camera

Dear Camera expert, I bought a brand new Nikon dslr D80 a few weeks ago. From day one I tried to know the Camera, I found problem when I go to cameras "custom setting menu" at rear screen. It displays No memory card? Lock. Whereas there is always a memory card. No. of shots are erratic: Some times there is one shot and no shot further and No memory card display remains on rear screen. Sometimes I am able to take more shots but problen of No memory card display remains Regards, Ja


Hi,I know this is really irritating display and this is a common problem with canon and nikon camera's.Turning off this little annoying feature can be easy or challenging, depending on which camera system you are using.For ... Nikon D80 Body Only Digital Camera

Card locked when i turn the camera on with a memory card in it, it says card locked and i can't take pictures, delete them or anything. i know its not the camera card because i take it out and make sure its unlocked. when i don't have the camera card inside the camera it works perfectly... and ever since i lost my usb cord i cant put my pics on the computer...please solve my problem


Are you able to format the card in the camera. Also the USB cable you probably need is the same as most other mini USB devices. ... Samsung Digimax S73 Digital Camera

Upon turning on my camera the message 'lens error restart camera' appears against black screen. I've turned off the camera and have tried turning on again. Still same message. Prior to the above message, my camera displayed a message 'memory card error card locked' and I was not able to see view my photos. I took out the card to see if it was in a locked position to which it was not. Please help as I have vacation photos on this memory card!


Can't help with the camera- sounds like it has a fault.The photos, however, should be recoverable by putting the memory card into a card reader on a computer. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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.


Sounds like the memory card needs to be reformatted. you would need to put it in a laptop or desktop and reformat the memory chip that way. ... Digital Cameras

The memory card on my pentax optio camera is locked. a yellow key appears. i found the display showing the key but cannot find the function to unlock it


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... Pentax Optio E30 Digital Camera

I just recharged my battery, installed it in the camera, turned it on and "card locked" is displayed. How do I unlock it?


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

My camera is suddenly displaying a message that states that my card is locked, can you help me unlock it?


HelloOK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Digital Camera

My camera display says Card locked, and I can;t figure out how it got that way and how to unlock it. Help!


SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it ful ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
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