Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera ?

When I turn on my camera it say my card is locked and I manually switched the little switch on the memory card however it still said it was locked so I bought a whole new memory card and it still says its locked even after I switched the little side thing.


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There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.\015\012
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