Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera ?

I had deleted the photos then charged the battery. when i turned on the camera to take photos it wouldn't let me shoot and the screen say's Card locked


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There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". 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, or 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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I had deleted the photos then charged the battery. when i turned on the camera to take photos it wouldn't let me shoot and the screen say's Card locked


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", or "no memory card". 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 ... Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera

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