Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?
Canon power shot sx 100 reads card locked
\015 I put in my memory card and camera read card locked!\015
SD Memory cards have a tiny switch on the edge that marks the memory card as read only and prevents any writes. If you get the message "Card locked!" when you turn the camera on then turn the camera off, eject the SD card. With the card facing you (metal contacts facing away) the switch is on the left hand edge, slide towards the top of the card to make the card read/write again.
I had the same problem with my SX 100, and with a knife I gently bent in the metal tab that acts as the switch to read your card's "locked" status. At first I tried to pull the tab out (into the memory card slot) more and that didn't help, so when I pushed the tab in (out of the way of the memory card slot) it did the trick. I probably won't be able to use the "read only" feature on memory cards now, but I didn't use it anyway! Now my camera works fine and can write to the SD card again!
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