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Simpletech SD memory card keeps saying that is locked but it is not?
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"Card Locked" The "card locked" message keeps coming up even though my memory card is not locked. I bought a new memory card, and put that in, but it still says "card lock." I even put new batteries in, but still "card locked." So I know it's the camera, and not the memory card. What do I need to do?
Hi!There's a small switch on the memory card reader inside the camera which detects that the card is locked. Most likely this switch is broken. You can try to point it with needle or something but I'm afraid you will have to give it away for a ... Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera
Simpletech SD memory card keeps saying that is locked but it is not?
If you've already tried sliding the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position, then see this link for ... Canon Digital Cameras
My Canon PowerShot Digital Elph will not recognize any new memory cards. It keeps giving me an error message that says, "Memory card error. Card locked." I have made sure the card is not in the locked position.
New cards must be formatted in the camera to work properly. ... Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera
I have a 4GB PMY Optima memory card and my camera keeps advising of a memory card error. It says that the memory card is locked. Please advise. Thanks!
Your problem is that you have purchased an incompatible memory card and it's confusing your camera as it is unable to read it correctly.You have a 4GB SDHC card, but your camera can only use the earlier specification SD cards up to a maxi ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
My memory cards are saying they are locked and i need to format my cards when i do it it keeps sending me over and over again through the same **** ive tried all 4 card on lock and unlock and still nothign s working
Try another brand of memory card alot of times all brands are not compatible withall devices even they are the same type of card\015\012Good Luck! (if this does not work the camera may need repaired!\015\012Please rate my responce!\ ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera
Every memory card in put in camera..keeps saying card is locked..but they are not..all the memory cards work fine in my other camera
Go into the camera menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. Also, be sure the slide switch on the side of the card is in the unlocked position. Then format the cards in your camera.(This will erase them so download any pics first.) ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z80 Digital Camera
I know other people have had this problem - but can't find a solution. I have a Canon Powershot SX200 with a Simpletech 2GB memory card, after taking 185+ pictures on vacation the card says it's locked, getting a memory error. In another camera it doesn't recognize anything, I've ran three card recovery programs on it and they can't find anything. Of course, I feel sick about losing these pictures of my kids/family on vacation - does anyone have any suggestions before I throw in the towel - y
Ok,\015\012\015\012Most Sd cards have issues if you do not format them fat 32 or better filing system thus this locked thing happens to people. I have found if the card was formatted fat32 or NTFS above the 2gb l ... Digital Cameras
I keep getting a message memory card locked on my. It says memory
Move the slide switch on the side of the card. ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
OK I keep sliding the lock un lock on the side of the memory card and it still says memory error. I cant do anything with my camera..now what??
Welcome to Fixya\015\012\015\012Looks like you havea already have a defective memory card. Try to insert a differnet memory card and see if it will give you the same error.\015\012\015\012Thank you for using Fixya! ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
I have a cannon PowerShot SD550 it keeps saying memory card locked but card is not locked
First I know you've said you've checked the card's slide switch, but just want to restate this first for others with the same problem who may not know of this switch.Check to make sure that you didn't accidentally place the tiny locking s ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera
Kodak easyshare c613: memory card says its full when there is no pix on it, what happens is: i turn it on, says "memory card full", i go to review, says "no pictures or videos to display on memory card", exit review, says "memory card requires formatting" i choose to format it, says "formatting..." then its goes back to "memory card requires formatting", just keeps repeating it self. i inserted a new memory card same thing happens. the card use to work fine until one day it started saying this s
If you connected the camera to the computer with a USB cord to download your pics and then just yanked out the cord without using the "safely remove hardware" icon at the bottom right corner of your screen, the card may have been corrupted. Replace i ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera
Camera Locked The camera is locked and it says: Memory Card Locked. Have gotten two new memory cards and checked and rechecked the slider on the cards. Still says memory card locked and won't let me take pics. This problem has been stumping me for quite some time now.
Many times you need to format the memory card in order to use it... have you formatted the memory card? There's a menu on the camera to do this.\015\012\015\012If you're using a card like an SD card, there's a very small slide switch that ... HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera
Why does my Kodak P880 Digital Camera keeps locking my memory card but the memory card is not on lock position? I have access to two of the same camera and both have the same problem. Is this a defect on the camera? I tried formating the card and it works but it keeps locking the card. I even change to a new memory card and the problem still exist. Please advice.
What type of memory card do you use? Do remember it supports only SD cards up to 2 Gb (uses FAT 16 FS)Hope this helps.Gr. Blackbear ... Kodak EasyShare P880 Digital Camera
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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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
I have a finepix A805 and it keeps saying that my images are being saved to Internal Memory but I have a SD card in my camera. My SD card is not locked why wont my camera read the card?
If you don't have anything stored on the SD card I recommend formatting it, otherwise it will not work with your camera.Go on the camera's menu and look for a function called 'Format'. Do this and then see if the pictures will save on the ... Digital Cameras
My camera keeps saying "card locked". It will not let me take any pictures, unless I put in my other memory card. But this particular card is not full.
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 ... Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera
My camera won't let me take any pictures or look at them. Everytime I turn it on it says memory card error, card locked. i've tried moving the locked switch on the side of the card up and down but that hasn't done anything. and i know it isnt my camera because i put an old memory card in it and it read that memory card just fine. I have pictures on there that i dont want to lose and i tried putting them on my computer but it says i didnt take any pictures..I know i did though because i used it t
It sounds like your media is malfunctioning (controller issue).Our company, LC Technology, is the only Sandisk-appro ... Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera
Can't get to set up menu with my new memory card in camera to set it up to use the memory card instead of the internal memory. Camera keeps saying memory card needs formatted-continue or cancel-I go to continue-it says formatting then goes back to saying memory card needs formatted-continue or cancel and around and around...camera will go to set up menu without memory card in.
1. with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory.\0122. insert the card and do the "format" thing again from the menu as you just did for the internal memory. ... Kodak EasyShare C743 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
Says memory card error, card locked, message says memory card error then @ the bottom of the window it says card locked what can i do ?
Move the slide switch on the side of the card. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
How do u fix the camera that keeps saying locked card and its not the memory card
Not sure why you are saying it's not the memory card or is it because you are working on the camera internal memory? If so the camera internal memory still needs to be formatted or initialized to properly work with the camera. I'm going to include tw ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera
The camcoreder keeps saying card lock when ever i try to press the record button and the memory card is in right and it comes out and evrything
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. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the ot ... DXG Technology DXG-572V Digital Camera
My Canon Powershot A560 memory card is locked and it is the camera doing it not the memory stick. When I turn on my camera I get an error message"memory card error" then when i press to view pictures it says the memory card is locked. i have switched the lock switch on the card, and it doesn't do anything, i have also tried formatting my card.
1 Turn the Canon Powershot A560 over so the bottom is facing up. 2 Locate the door on the bottom of the camera. The door is labeled "CARD/BATT. OPEN." 3 Place your thumb on the sl ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 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