Having problems with your Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + B ?

Memory card will not lock into down position. will just bounce back up

\015 I have a canon rebel xti digital camera and the memory card will not stay in the camera. i insert the card and it bounces back and will not lock into place. please help..thank you\015

Answers :

It seems that the CF reader mechanical assembly part is loose or it has out of place an internal part.

It may be caused by excessive force in pushing/pulling a CF memory card, or due to a manufacturing issueof the camera.

The solution is to open the camera, and check what is causing the problem and fix it.

If it's under warranty, I do recommend you to return it. If not, then you will need to pay for its repair, or do it yourself if you have experience, skills and patience in fixing electronic devices.

Such repair will require some philips screwdrivers, a soldering iron, soldering wire, and a st of tweezers.

There are in internet some guides to open and disassembly Canon XT 350D or Rebel 300d cameras. The disassembly process with the XTi 400D is very similar. You can Google fr such guidelines.

Best regards,
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + B

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Memory card will not lock into down position. will just bounce back up


It seems that the CF reader mechanical assembly part is loose or it has out of place an internal part.It may be caused by excessive force in pushing/pulling a CF memory card, or due to a manufacturing issueof the camera.The so ... Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + B

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

Memory Card Slot (under) is broken since the yellow wire-lock which I think is used to detect a memory card were misplaced and cannot be put back into its original position.


... Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with Full HD Recording and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G

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

Memory card error. PNY Optima SDHC 8gb. The lock mechanism is not slid into the 'lock' position, but the card will not show up My Computer and my camera reads 'memory card error' , 'card is locked'.... anything I can do to retrieve my pics/videos?


... Digital Cameras

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 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

My camara says that the memory card is locked. I moved the lock on the card to open it, but when I put it back in, it says memory card locked again


HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemIs the lock moving again when the card is been put back in, or try another card, then check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault ... Polaroid Digital Cameras

8GB CENTON SDHC memory card - class 4 - worked okay first day. Removed card to transfer pics to computer. Did fine. When inserted card back in camera JVC-PICSIO GC-FM2BU, got "Memory Card Error" message. Could not reformat. Still okay incomputer, so reformatted in computer. Back in camera, got same message. Tried in other cameras - got same error message. FYI, card is NOT locked!


Sounds like you forgot to use the "safely remove hardware" when you removed the card from the computer. Also, never format a card in a computer and then expect it to work in a camera. You can try to format it a few more times in the camera but if not ... Digital Cameras

Question for SanDisk SD card 2 GB - Camera is Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Elph Question: When memory card is inserted in my camera the message "memory card error - card locked" shows when the write protect tab is in either the locked or unlocked position. The card is full of my pictures from a trip to Beijing! Please help. Thank you.


There is a small switch in the card that is currently in the locked position. you need to move it over to the other position to unlock it. ... 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

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

The Kingston 4GB SD memory card I was using in my G7 camera gave me an error message "Memory Card Error" and "Memory Card Locked". It was working fine, then did not. How can I solve this problem and get my images back? The was plenty of room on the memory card too. I was viewing the images, then could not.


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 G7 Digital Camera

I bought a 8gb sd card for my 6.0 megapixel cannon digital camera and when I put it in it says NO MEMORY CARD OR MEMORY CARD LOCKED or MEMORY CARD ERROR.If this doesnt work, I want my money back. I dont have my receipt or event the box, I jut put it in my camera drawer and waited for the 2gb card to be done


The message you are receiving seems to indicate that you need to FORMAT the card for it to be recognised by your camera. Your camera manual will provide instructions for you to do that. Hope this solves your problem. ... Digital Cameras

My Samsung Digital camera won't turn on. It just beeps a couple times and turns back off. When I locked the memory card the camera turned on but when I tried to take a photo it told me that the memory card was locked. Any suggestions?


Check the switches and battery contacts for proper contacts. ... Samsung Digimax L730 Digital Camera

Memory card my camera keeps erasing my pictures. it sais that the memory card needs to be formated but it will erase all files on the camera. i have important photos that are on there right now, that i cant download to my computer. please help with suggestions to make the photos come back. i tried to lock and unlock the memory card but its no use. i really dont know whats going on so can you please make some suggestions to the steps i need to take to get my photos back.Thank You.


Also, use a card reader, copy your pictures from the card using the card reader, transfer your pix to your computer and then reformat the card ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

I have a Brand new camera, the cannon SD880.. I just got back from vacation and as I opened my camera it said memory card error, I then clicked the button to view my pictures and it said memory card us locked. ( It was unlocked though) I took the memory card out and it was unlocked... I tried downloading them onto my computer and It read no photos. I am very worried that they are gone, which would make no sense, is their anyway to fix this? how can I recover this problem thanks


It sounds like you've got a troublesome memory card problem. \012 If you really want to regain your photos there, I would like recommend you to try a photo recovery freeware that can restore all your inaccessible photos back for free: ... Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS Digital Camera

I have a i533 5.0 megapixel digital camera.I took pictures thinking the memory card was in it but it wasnt and it said memory was full so i deleted the pictures off the camera and put the memory card back in and its saying card locked when i try to take a picture and it wont unlock. what do i do?


You caused a card conflict, or have corruption on the card. Try this:Remove the battery from the camera. Remove the memory card, and re-insert. Install the battery back in the camera. Turn on the camera. In t ... Polaroid Digital Cameras

I presently have a Samsung Digital Camera Model L830.The memory card is in the camera (2G).After having taken some shots and then took the card out and had some prints made from it.I replaced the card in the camera correctly and now the camera will not allow me to take any further pics.I am being imformed the the CARD IS LOCKED How can I get the card released from the LOCKED position to open. Thank you for an early reply Charles Goeldner


-likely the 'lock' tab on the memory card has been moved....a safety to prevent you from re-writing your cardFix it by:1 remove memory card from camera2 look for the very little tab/switch on the front of the card3 slide ... Digital Cameras

I just purchased a 4gb memory card for my canon powershot sd700 and it reads memory card error-card locked. I put my old 2gb card in and it works just fine. I took the 4gb back to the store and bought another 4gb card-different brand and it does the same thing. What do I do?


Ok, first off:\015\012make sure the card is compatible with the camera and the camera is compatible with the card (reffer to the manuals of both products).\015\012if all checks out, contact the manufacturer of the camera first, then do th ... Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 800 Digital Camera

How to format an SD card on a Canon SD600 camera when the menu says "memory card locked." The memory card is in the unlocked position. When we put the SD card in another Canon camera (SD780 IS), it works fine, and will store a photo. It appears that something in the SD 600 camera itself is preventing the card from functioning. Can you offer a solution to this problem?


Could be that you have the wrong memory card.\012SD600 will only work with the old SD cards, but the SD780 will take the SDHC cards.SDHC was intended to give 4gb or more of storage, while the old SD started as 16 mb.  Different camer ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Purchased 8 gb microSDHC Card with adapter for my cannon SD500 & WHILE TRYING TO FORMAT memory card GET AN ERROR saying card locked. I've moved the slide tab to the UP position but continue to get card locked message - help.


The SD500 uses SD cards (and by extension, microSD cards). SDHC and microSDHC cards are electronically incompatible. While SDHC cards and microSDHC adapters will fit into the slot, they will not work in SD devices. This is a hardware issue and cannot ... Digital Cameras

I was able to retrieve the pictures off the memory card but can't delete them. I tried putting the SD card in my Canon Digital Elph, same deal. I thought a reformat of the card in the camera would solve the problem but nope. It spits back at me "Memory Card Locked". The format option isn't even available on the Canon. Grrr, I TOLD my mom to get a Canon but she had to have this one because it's pink. Haha!


There's a tab on the side of the SD-card which sometimes slides to lock(=write protect) position when you enter the card in the reader/camera. Can you take photo's? Are you sure the tab is on 'write enable'? ... Digital Cameras

Purchase new scandisk 4 gb for pentax optio s6. camera works fine with old memory card and not memory card. but will not work with new card. card is not in lock position


It's possible your camera can't use a 4gb card. ... Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera

I recently bought the camera and was able to take 45 pictures without a memory card. I then put a memory card in from my phone and it allowed me to take pictures. However, once I took the card out and put it back into the camera, it now comes up card locked and can only take 3 pictures without it, even though I've deleted everything off it!


Be sure that the Lock switch on the memory card in your camera is set to unlock. If it is unlocked then try and see if you can reformat the card with the camera. ... Samsung Digital Cameras
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.2142 seconds