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Screen says card locked. Can't take photos - Canon Digital Cameras
Look for a tiny switch on the side of the SD card. If it is in the "locked" position you cannot write to the card and it will cause this error. Switch to the "unlocked" position and you should be fine.
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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?.
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Screen says card locked. Can't take photos - Canon Digital Cameras
Look for a tiny switch on the side of the SD card. If it is in the "locked" position you cannot write to the card and it will cause this error. Switch to the "unlocked" position and you should be fine. ... Canon Digital Cameras
Card lock i have a canon ixus i zoom 5.0 mpix, i really love this my camera cos it brings out good photos. but recently when ever i on my camera to take a snap it says card lock. i tried to open the battery cover bring out the smart card, put it back again, try again but it still say card lock, to it do not allow me take photos again i really do love my camera cos is unique and everybody likes it to but is not working now. pls let me know what to do to it. thanks
Check your memory card,there's a small sliding switch beside it,unlock these, if there's still a message,let it be check by a qualified tech.\015\012\015\012Fred Loja ... Canon PowerShot SD30 / IXUS i Zoom Digital Camera
When i switch the camera on it says memory card error at the top and card locked at the bottom,i cant view any photos or take any more,when i tried downloading onto pc it says there are no photos on the camera?can i delete photos using the pc or photo printer at my local shop(i have a Canon powershot A470) thank you
Your camera maybe defective in the memory circuit. You can try your card in other A70 cameras? You can format in other cameras as well. ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera
My screen says card locked when taking photo - Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera
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. ... Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera
My canon EOS 100D digital SLR is saying 'card write protected' when ever I turn it on. It just started to appear on my screen for no apparent reason one day and it won't let me take pictures anymore. It's not the card it's the camera, I have tried sliding the switch on the side of the memory card and even tried new cards in my camera but it happens with every card I insert. I have googled the problem and can't find any solution to fix the problem. Would be very grateful if you could help at all
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I had some photos developed then when i reinserted memory card in camera the screen says 'card locked' and i can't take a photo - not sure what i should do. i have reinserted card several times and yes it is in the correct way!
Move the slide switch on the side of the card to the "unlocked" position. ... Canon PowerShot A480 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
CARD locked Hi , I am using CANON digital camera. i getting "CARD LOCKED" message on the screen and beacuse of this i am not able capture the images.But i am able to download the photo's to my laptop.
There should be a little swith on the side of the card. push it to the opposite side ... Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
Card locked! I went to use my canon sd 630 powershot and it will not take a picture and at the top of the screen it says 'Card locked!' What is this message and how do I get my camera to work again?
My camera Canon PowerShot SD630 DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS 65 out off work the lenc dsnt work bcose the battry was lowa atar the my camera stop intel now no work please inser me thank you ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera
I've got an A-75 digital (Canon) When pushing down on the shutter button, the orange light is on next to the viewing window. It will not take a photograph and the flash does not work. I looked through the manual and it said something about the flash charge. When I attempt to take a photo the image has green squares throughout the viewing screen as if they are focusing screens. I also tried to reformat the camera with the new memory card. NO Luck. Any suggestions?
Does your camera show pictures stored in memory card and doesn't show live view to shoot?Let me know to help you out. ... Digital Cameras
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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When i turn my digital camera on with the memory card in it (XD M256mb) it says the card is full. I go to erase photos and it says there are no photos to erase. If i take the memory card out, i can take 15 pictures before the camera is full. How do i access the memory card?
Sounds like you will need to format the memory card. This will permanently erase all the data from the card and then you will be able to use it again. To format the card: Press the Ok button - right arrow to Mode Menu - down arrow to Card tab - right ... Olympus Digital Cameras
Hello my camera's screen says "memory card is protected" when i want to take a photo,when i get that format and delete plz give me it's solution.my camera's info:lumix digital camera,mega O.I.S wide dc vario-elmarit 1:2.8-5.6/4.6-16.8asph
Take a look at the 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. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera
L100 Digital Camera: I go to take a photo...the on the screen it says C...
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. ... Samsung L100 Digital Camera
My Olympus Digital Camera D510's Lens jammed and not going in and I am not able to do photography. My Camera working fine in View mode and able to view photos from card. But in picture mode screen is showing empty, I think problem occurred because a gentle pressure come on Lens. I showed my D510 to Olympus authorized shop and they are saying it is related to shuttle lock (I don't know what it is). But as I am not having international warranty they refused to repair and asked to charge around
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Olympus Camedia D-510 Zoom Digital Camera
I have a samsung TL105 digital camera. It says "card locked" and I am unable to take photos. How do I "unlock" the card?
I am guessing that perhaps your memory card is an SD type. These cards have a little switch on the card that can write protect or "lock" it. Take the card out of the camera and check this switch. To unlock it, it should be moved towards the edge of t ... Digital Cameras
I had deleted the photos then charged the battery. when i turned on the camera to take photos it wouldn't let me shoot and the screen say's Card locked
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 ... Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera
Camera screen says "card locked" - Canon Digital Cameras
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from teh contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes, the position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the slide is already in the proper position, slide it fully the oth ... Canon Digital Cameras
My Canon Powershot SC1100 IS, Digital ELPH, has always been great. a problem occurred. the camera said, card locked. I took out the SD card and pushed the switch up. then it was ok, except now I cannot use the view finder?? the display one. it works in video mode but not for taking photos. is there a button to press to make it work again?
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I turn on the camera and it comes up with Card locked? i am unable to delete any of the data i have on there or take any photos it is like its blocked for some reason it is a Canon Powershot A470 digital camera thanks
Hi,I think the problem you are having is not with the camera but with the memory card.\015\012\015\012Remove your memory card.\015\012On one of the sides of the card there will be a l ... Canon Digital Cameras
My camera when turned on says on the screen. This memory card is locked. How do I unlock the memory card. I can't take photos Thank you
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I just bought a SanDisk Ultra SDHC memory card - 4 GB for my Canon 610 Camera. Previous to this I had a 1 GB card in the camera and it worked fine. Now with the 4 GB card I get a message which says "memory card error" and "Card locked!". When I go to the screen tools screen on the camera, the word format is blanked out and cannot be selected. -- Is this the wrong card for the camera?
Hi,Canon A610 firmware support maximum 2GB memory card and above that limit, memory card error message will appear.Please use up to 2GB memory card in your camera.Hope this info will help you.Thanks. ... Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera
I have a brand new Canon PowerShot SD750 camera, I have a sundisk imback 1gb memory card in the camera. I took a bunch of VERY IMPORTANT photos over the past two weeks and suddenly the camera says "Memory Card Error" and I have lost access to my photos and cannot take photos unless I put in another memory card. Are my photos lost for ever, or is there a way to access them?
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I have a Canon Power Shot SD790Is DIGITAL ELPH and the camera keeps saying card error, card locked. I am aware there is a switch on the side of the card, and it is currently unlocked. When I turn the camera on however, it still says there is an error and that it is locked! Please help! Thanks.
HelloOk, here is something you can try:In your case the \015\012problem is not with the card but rather with your\015\012camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but\015\012here is what you can do. ... Digital Cameras