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Do I unlock the "card locked" on my canon power shot A710?

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do I unlock the "card locked" on my canon power shot A710?
JA: Has your Canon done this before? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: no
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: I don't want to print, I just want to use the dang camera!
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I haven't used the camera for about 4 years and don't know where the users manuel is
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: printing is not my problem!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  david replied 2 months ago.

I would be glad to help. The most common source of this type of error is the tiny lock switch on many memory cards. First let's check if that is the source of the problem. Remove the memory card from your camera and look for a tiny slider switch on either side of the card. Make sure the slider is pushed in the position that is close to the edge of the card. Also when you insert the card into the camera be careful that the switch is not pushed back into the locked position. Here is a link to a page describing this process in more detail:

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1102/~/sd%2Fsdhc%2Fsdxc-memory-card-is-write-protected-or-locked