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Memory Card Error

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Last response: in Digital Camera
November 21, 2010 12:15:12 PM

Brand new Canon Powershot SX20 - inserted brand new 2gb SD memory card (unlocked by tab on side!) also formatted card on computer...still getting memory card error, card locked...Help!

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November 22, 2010 8:03:42 AM

See if there's a small slider on the SD card -- that's the write protect.
December 15, 2010 8:16:43 AM

I have the same problem, my card is definitely not locked. I was using the camera to take pictures on thanksgiving. Put it away to eat, after dinner I turned it on (never took out the card) and I got the memory card error. I tried three other cards All previously formatted by the camera, they all come up memory card error. If I switch to play the photos it says card locked. I have tried to format the card('s) through the camera but format is grayed out. I can get the pictures off the SD card on my computer without a problem. I have tried to format an SD card on my computer, it formats fine (FAT32), still memory card error when I put it in the camera. I have gone the canned air route and done the toothpick trick (it was not stuck). I have been reluctant to send it to canon hoping to find a quicker solution, before Christmas. Besides the warranty expired two days before Thanksgiving, timing!!! But everyone gives the same answer- check the lock button on the card.

Has anyone gotten an answer that works?
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December 15, 2010 2:20:01 PM

Clearly the problem is with the camera. I would suggest starting by finding the menu item for resetting everything to defaults.

If that doesn't help, perhaps remove the battery and leave overnight, make sure you have a fresh/fully charged battery, start the camera and see.

January 1, 2011 11:35:35 AM

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