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Canon A620 LCD shows "memory card locked" for each card I insert

\015 I have a Canon PowerShot A620. I've been using three different SD cards in it for some time with no problems. All of a sudden, I get a "memory card locked" on the camera's LCD for each card I put in. Cannot clear it using the camera set up menu nor by adjusting the lock mechanism on the card (each shows unlocked). Not sure what else to do. How do I get my camera to unlock the cards? I even removed the batteries and reinserted them thinking it may "reboot" and clear this problem, but it didn't.\015

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This worked for me!  I have the Canon Powershot SD780 IS and although my card WAS NOT locked, the camera "malfunctioned" and the switch in the camera needed to be gently pushed back IN, not DOWN on my specific camera type.  This is great, I was just going to go out and buy another camera today!  Thanks for the post Stephan!
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