Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 8320 Digital Camera ?

My Vivitar 8320 is continously coming up with the phrase card is locked when I try to take a photo. I have checked the card and it is not locked. I have also tried another memory card


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I had the exact same problem. The only difference was that the card was already unlocked, ie the slider was nearest to the metal connectors. I pushed it down to lock it, pushed it back to the original position and that appears to have cured the problem. However I have had this happen several times in the past. I'd like to know what caused it in the first place.
I have had the same problem. soome cameras push it up to "locked". if so, tape it
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