Having problems with your Sanyo Digital Cameras ?

I try to take a picture and it saya memory card is locked


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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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