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LCD shows MEMORY LOCKED even thought card is NOT LOCKED!

\015 My Canon Power Shot SD630 Digital Elph shows MEMORY LOCKED on the LCS screen. I have put in several memory cards (all unlocked) and it still shows MEMORY LOCKED. What might be the problem?\015

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Go thru all the pages on the camera setup in the camera. You may find a memory lock conrol. That is there to keep you from accidently erasing photos.
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