Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130 Digital Camera ?

Whenever i turn on the cam, it says that the memory is locked


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SD type cards have a little switch on the card that can write protect or "lock" it. Take the card out of the camera and check this switch. To unlock it, it should be moved towards the edge of the card which has the electrical contacts.

There is also a software protection feature on some cameras, but this is used to protect a folder or individual picture from accidental deletion, not the whole memory. You set or release this protection from the camera menus.
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