Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

I purchased a new SDHC chip for the camera and the screen says the card is locked and it is not. Is there an interior memory within the camera that needs to be unlocked?


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Unfortunately your camera was designed well before the SDHC format came out. Your camera can only use standard SD cards (2GB or less). Sorry, but there is nothing that you can do for that card that will make it work in your camera. But hang onto it. Someday you'll have a newer camera or other device that may be able to use it.
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