Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Formating a new card for the Canon PowerShot A540

\015 \015\012\015\012I have the Canon PowerShot A540. I do not have my manuel with me and I needed to insert a new card. However, I have forgotten how to format the card. The card is not locked, however, it says the card is locked. Help! \015\012Thanks, [email protected]\015

Answers :

Hi there,
\015\012Here is how you do it.
\015\0121) press the menu button.
\015\0122) scroll right to the Setup Menu
\015\0123) scroll down to format.
\015\0124) scroll right to enter Format Menu
\015\0125) scroll up to Low Level Format.
\015\0126) scroll left or right to add a check mark.
\015\0127) scroll down to ok and press the function/set button.
\015\012Sorry no one got to you sooner. Hope this helps you, and thanks for coming to FixYa. Don't forget to rate my solution.
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