Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD30 / IXUS i Zoom Digital Camera ?

Card lock i have a canon ixus i zoom 5.0 mpix, i really love this my camera cos it brings out good photos. but recently when ever i on my camera to take a snap it says card lock. i tried to open the battery cover bring out the smart card, put it back again, try again but it still say card lock, to it do not allow me take photos again i really do love my camera cos is unique and everybody likes it to but is not working now. pls let me know what to do to it. thanks


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Check your memory card,there's a small sliding switch beside it,unlock these, if there's still a message,let it be check by a qualified tech.\015\012\015\012Fred Loja
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