Having problems with your Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera ?

The camera just keeps saying: the card is locked.

\015 I tried looking at the sd card but it isnt locked. i have the same problem as some other people on this website but on my camera i can view the pictures for how long i like. it just wont let me take pictures.\015\012\015\012please someone help\015\012take time to help me if you know the answer\015\012it will make my day and i will be forever grateful.\015\012\015\012 thanx x\015

Answers :

Hello

If the card works in another camera or another card doesn't work in your camera , the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
Andrea
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