Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A450 Digital Camera ?

Card locked! Can't use camera. Need to unlock card?


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SD 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.
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Card locked! Can't use camera. Need to unlock card?


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