How to Unlock Memory Card of Your Camera

If your digital camera says, "Card Locked" that means you have accidentally locked your Memory Card. Here is a tutorial to unlock it in next five minutes.

You want to take a picture, but your camera has stopped working. The screen says, "Card Locked," and no matter what you do, you can't take a picture. What has happened is that someone has locked the little card inside that holds the pictures. In order to get back in business, you need to unlock the card.

How to find your Camera's Memory card

You many need to consult the manual for your particular camera, but most Memory cards are easy to find. There will be a little door that flips open to reveal what looks like a little tiny computer disk. Push down on the disk, and it will pop out far enough so you can pull it from its slot.

Unlocking the Camera Card

Now that you have the disk out, look closely at it, and you will see a little tab inside a slider. There should be the word "lock" in the downward position.

Unlocking the card is as easy as pushing the tab up away from the locked position. You can now slip it back in your camera and get back to shooting pictures.

If your camera still does not work, then the disk is damaged and will probably need to be replaced. This little switch works in the same way that switches on old cassette and VCR tapes work. There is a notch covered by a tab. If the tab is broken or moved off the notch, then the machine will refuse to write to the disk. It's a handy feature if you have something valuable recorded and want to protect it. If it is broken, though, you are out of luck.

Change Out a Camera Card

Camera's cards are easy to change out. It is always a good idea to have a few of them on hand in case one gets broken. It is also good to carry one with you so you can take more pictures than can fit on one card. There is nothing more frustrating than being in a great photo op and running out of space.

Pictures from digital cameras can be downloaded to a computer and saved, or they can be saved on multiple disks. Many people like to do both so that they have a backup copy of all their photographs.

Why Was My Camera Card Locked ?

Very often, a camera card will be located in a camera in the same compartment as the batteries. If you do not remember taking out the card and locking it purposefully, it could have popped out while you were changing batteries. When you pushed it back in, the tab was accidentally pushed into the locked position. Whenever it gets locked, simply pop it out, slide the tab and you are back in business.

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