Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera ?

Cant unlock memory card

\015 Cannon power shot a540 memory card is not locked but camera says it is\015

Answers :

The little slide switch may be broken inside the card. Do you have another card to try in the camera? If another card does work in the camera, then it's time to buy a new card. They're inexpensive these days anyways at about $6 for 2GB:
\015\012
\015\012https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=sd+card+2gb
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Memory card my camera keeps erasing my pictures. it sais that the memory card needs to be formated but it will erase all files on the camera. i have important photos that are on there right now, that i cant download to my computer. please help with suggestions to make the photos come back. i tried to lock and unlock the memory card but its no use. i really dont know whats going on so can you please make some suggestions to the steps i need to take to get my photos back.Thank You.


Also, use a card reader, copy your pictures from the card using the card reader, transfer your pix to your computer and then reformat the card ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

CANT WRITE TO UNLOCKED SD CARD I've tried repeatedly to write files to various sd memory cards in my ZS1 and it always gives me the message that the card is locked and can't be written. The cards are UNlocked physically, and I have no trouble writing to them when they are inside other cameras (Canon & Fuji). Is this a defect of the Panasonic or is it fixable?


Are you sure that the lock / unlock tab isn't getting moved to the lock position when inserted AND then moved back to the unlock position when removed? Stranger things have happened. Some cards have lock / unlock tabs that are so flimsy ... Panasonic DMC-ZS1 Digital Camera

Card locked when i turn the camera on with a memory card in it, it says card locked and i can't take pictures, delete them or anything. i know its not the camera card because i take it out and make sure its unlocked. when i don't have the camera card inside the camera it works perfectly... and ever since i lost my usb cord i cant put my pics on the computer...please solve my problem


Are you able to format the card in the camera. Also the USB cable you probably need is the same as most other mini USB devices. ... Samsung Digimax S73 Digital Camera

Memory card is locked and I cant unlock it


Theirs a sliding piece on the card slide it to unlock if it wont work then get a new card the 2 gig ones are like 12 bucks at radio shack ... HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera

Cant get the memory card in and when i take it out and turn the camera on it says card locked, how do i unlock it.


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 ot ... Samsung Digimax 401 Digital Camera

The card, or memory chip in camera is locked, and i dont know how to unlock it, so now i cant take pictures, or upload my pictures, or even delete photos,i just need to know how to unlock my camera.


Hi,\012\012This used to happen when the write protect lock on in the memory card. Refer the manual to see how to remove the memory card.\012\ ... HP Photosmart M547 Digital Camera

The memory card is locked and I cant figure out how to unlock it...the camera wont take pictures and cant even erase the pictures


Remove the memory card and look on the side of it their should be a little tab move it to the other possion and try the camera again. if that does not work with the card out gently tap the camera on the card side. and reinsert it their is a sensor th ... Digital Cameras

Cant unlock memory card


The little slide switch may be broken inside the card. Do you have another card to try in the camera? If another card does work in the camera, then it's time to buy a new card. They're inexpensive these days anyways at about $6 for 2GB:\015\ ... Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

I CANT UNLOCK THE MEMORY CARD...SO I CANNOT TAKE PICS....


The SETUP menus should allow you to unlock the card. Alternatively, re-formatting will clear the card and start anew, or you can put a new card in (they are cheap) ... Pentax Optio A30 Digital Camera

I purchased polaroid i1035 10 megapixel cemera,when i am taking a picture its show error message "card protected" on my LCD screen. i saw some of the solutions from internet to change the position of memory card to unlock on the left side of the memory card but its not working. i changed both up and down of memory card to unlock but its not working i formatted me memory card on the PC also but i am not able to format from my cemera,its showing same error has "card protected" please give me so


... Polaroid i1035 Digital Camera

The yellow slide pin to unlock the memory card is broken..so wen i inserted the memory card into the camera..it said memory card is locked..so hw to unlock d memory card now.?.


... Digital Cameras

Memory card i have a samsung s630... and i can't figure out how to unlock the memory card... its an emergency! memory card locked I have my card locked.I want to unlock it


Hi Aisha,\015\012I had the same problem but and i checked the small tab on the side of the card. it was in unlock position. i subsequently fixed the card adaptor to rest firmly on the side of the switch using a small paper wedge on the opposite ... Samsung Digimax S1000 Digital Camera

Unlock card OK, so I am a tech idiot. I just bought a new Canon S3 IS camera and am trying for the first time to insert a memory card (Sandisk Pro Duo 2MG). I think I have it inserted, but the camera reads "memory card locked". How do I unlock the memory card?


Take the card out from the camera & you should see a small slider on the side.\015\012Set the slider "up" as per the attached picture.\015\012\015\012Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck! ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera

I cant get my memory card to unlock - Digital Cameras


\015\012To unlock a SD memory card switch off the camera \015\012and remove the card. You will find a slide switch on the side of the \015\012card that needs to be slid to unlock the card..\015\012 ... Digital Cameras

Hoe do i unlock the memory card in the samsung s1050? i cant use it


Move the slide switch on the side of the card. ... Samsung S1050 Digital Camera

My memory card has be locked? i cant unlock please help me???


Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about SDCards and how to unlock and lock SDCards.How to UnlockSD Cardheatman101';';'';'; ... Olympus FE-20 Digital Camera

I have an Hitachi HDC-55IE camera but cant delete any pictures from my memory card because it says they are locked,how do i unlock them?


... Hitachi Digital Cameras

I have a Brand new camera, the cannon SD880.. I just got back from vacation and as I opened my camera it said memory card error, I then clicked the button to view my pictures and it said memory card us locked. ( It was unlocked though) I took the memory card out and it was unlocked... I tried downloading them onto my computer and It read no photos. I am very worried that they are gone, which would make no sense, is their anyway to fix this? how can I recover this problem thanks


It sounds like you've got a troublesome memory card problem. \012 If you really want to regain your photos there, I would like recommend you to try a photo recovery freeware that can restore all your inaccessible photos back for free: ... Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS Digital Camera

I bought this camera off of an realestate agent, she said it wasnt very old and that it worked great, it didnt have a memory card in it she said i would haft to get one. I have gotten 3 differnt ones and they all say it cant be read. I talked to a walmart associate and she thought I needed a 1 gb memory card for that camera so I got one off line and it still does the same thing. I put the same memory card in another camera and it works just fine. I have this nice camera and I cant even use it


Your camera is only supporting: SD/MMC up to 1 Gigabyte\015\012The card that you currently have might be high speed HHC. All should be sorted if you change the SD card to the supported MMC SD card. ... Kodak EASYSHARE CW330 Digital Camera

Memory Card locked: I changed the memory card in my camera. When I reloaded the previous memory card, the screen says that the "Card is locked". How can I unlock the memory card?


If we are talking about an SD card ...see that in a side ..the card has a slide like button with 2 positions ...locked and unlocked... just unlock it cause it might have been locked when handling it... ... Canon Powershot SX110 IS Digital Camera 9.0MP

My memory card dont work i tried 2 card but non of them dont work.When I open memory card in My Computer it only shows Backup file that i cant recover ?I cant open pics but on the camera i can prewiev pics


I suggest you connect your camera to a laptop or pc and extract all the images via the camera using the camera as memory card reader once done remove the memory card and format it ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130 Digital Camera

My music player is still with the songs i deleted in my memory card. and now i cant put new songs that i want to be played in the music player because my memory is full and i cant see the files that i deleted in my memory card. What can i do??


Hi and Welcome to FixyaThere is a possibility that the files are hidden. Try to reformat the memory card and see if it will free up space on the card. Have a good one! ... Digital Cameras

I downloaded my pics off my memory card to my laptop now the memory card is reading when i turn on my camera memory card is write protected what does that mean? i have a nikon coolpix s60. when the memory card is in i cant take pics or delete any!


Look at the memory card. SD and SDHC 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. ... Nikon COOLPIX S60 Digital Camera

Memory card error memory card locked even when I unlock memory card. Tried multiple memory cards.


Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this (or if this is happening with multiple cards), ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

My camera is locking my memory card. I slide the lever on the memory card to unlocked, which is down, and when i insert it in the phone and push it down to lock it in, it pushes the 'lock' on the memory card back up to the locked position, resulting in the camera constantly saying the memory card is locked. This is a Exilim ex-z80 8.1 mp camera.


I have had a similar problem with flimsy lock tabs. I solved it by placing a small amount of scotch tape over the tab - starting near the connection pads, over the tab to the back edge of the card. There's usually not a whole lot of extra room in t ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z80 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1436 seconds