Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera ?

Camara screen shows"card is locked" and is not allowing me to take a picture


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There are several possible causes for "memory card locked" or "memory card error". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the switch on the side of the card, and the switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.\012
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Camara screen shows"card is locked" and is not allowing me to take a picture


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked" or "memory card error". Some include trying to use of a 4GB SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Others include problems with the switch on the side of the card, a ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

When i take a picture it works fine..but then i try and take another picture and it appears the whole functions of the camera is locked up..cant do anything..however the screen still shows a image.. to take another picture i need to turn off and turn on the camera again and then it will only allow me to take one picture then i have to turn it off and on again.. please help with this problem...im sure its something simple but it is very frustrating thank you


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