Having problems with your Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera ?
Screen says "card locked"and cannot
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
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I am unable to take any pictures, I can only review the pictures and movies I have already taken. On the screen it says Card Locked. How do I unlock the card? so if the switch is damaged does that means that I cannot use the card?
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Screen says "card locked"and cannot
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the ot ... Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera
I just received a nikon d90 as a christmas gift for me..When i took a picture i cannot view the image and it says Error on the screen and no images found from the the card.. looking forward for your immediate respond... thanks
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