Having problems with your Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera ?

Locked card, not because of the switch

\015 Hello,\015\012My Camera says "Card Locked!". I checked the small switch of the SD card, tried both positions but without success. Also I tried with a new card unsuccessfully. Could this be a software problem and is there a way to fix it.\015\012Thanks,\015\012Kalin\015

Answers :

Hello

OK,\012 if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error\012 code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the \012lever on the left side to the unlock.

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If\012 you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be\012 able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or \012spring 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\012 to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic \012switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If \012you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would\012 still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible \012difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd \012card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle\012 to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm \012or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not \012resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and \012the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This \012should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
Andrea
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