Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Im attempting to use a new SD card, camera says memory card error, card locked


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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. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

If that doesn't work, try another card.
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