Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera ?

The screen message is "this memory card is locked"

\015 How do I unlock it to take pictures?\015

Answers :

Your question does not display properly, but I'll assume that the error message is telling you that your memory card is locked and cannot be written to.

Make sure that the camera is turned off and then remove the SD memory card from the camera.

Look at the card carefully, and you'll see a small switch used to lock the card to protect the data from being deleted/overwritten. Slide it fully to the unlocked position; if it's already there then slide it fully to locked and then fully to unlocked.

If this doesn't work then remove the card again and use a CLEAN pencil eraser on the electrical contacts to clean them. Do not use a dirty eraser as the graphite on the eraser is electrically conductive and can ruin your SD card. Also do not use an ink eraser as they're very abrasive and usually have conductive metal particles in them.

If this still does not work then you need to buy or borrow another SD card and make sure that it's switch is fully unlocked. If it works then you have a faulty SD card and must replace it with a new one, if not then you have a camera fault and this is beyond the scope of any DIY/FixYa repair.

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