Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

Card locked How do I get this message to go away and be able to take pics again?



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Have you checked to make sure the card isn't locked? On the side of the card there is a sliding switch which locks and unlocks cards. You might check that.
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