Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

Power shot SD600 camera indicates memory card is locked, and it is not, how do I get the camera to reset and recognize the card again.


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Take the card out of the camera, face the card towards you, look for a small white tab on\015\012the left hand side of the card, to unlock it push the tab down, it will\015\012be at the side of the card like this 59a6de4.jpg .

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