Canon PowerShot SX120 SI "card locked"

hawglett03

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Canon PowerSot SX120IS- SD card is 'locked' & can't take or modify pictures. Card is not physically 'locked' & menu fuctions for card are also unavailable. Tried a new card, tried new batteries & even the 'reset to default'...no luck. Any ideas on unlocking the card? Oh and the problem started after card was removed to print photos then re-inserted...again card is not physically locked.
 

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The delicate pins inside the camera might have been damaged during the card removal and re-inserting process.

Personally, I overcome this potential damage issue by leaving the card inside the camera and by connecting a cable to the camera and leaving the cable attached at all times. This way I eliminate the inserting and removal process for the card as well as the cable. This is a little inconvenient, but it works!

I know how delicate these pins are; I used to work in the connector (computer, automobile, electronics) industry.

This may not solve your present issue, but it is something to think about for future use.
 

Ubrales

Distinguished
The delicate pins inside the camera might have been damaged during the card removal and re-inserting process.

Personally, I overcome this potential damage issue by leaving the card inside the camera and by connecting a cable to the camera and leaving the cable attached at all times. This way I eliminate the inserting and removal process for the card as well as the cable. This is a little inconvenient, but it works!

I know how delicate these pins are; I used to work in the connector (computer, automobile, electronics) industry.

This may not solve your present issue, but it is something to think about for future use.
 
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