Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Locked card...and when I take the memory card out and upload to my pc i cannot delete from my card...help?

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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 other way and then back again.
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