I have a G9 Cannon. The error message was locked memory card

February 2, 2014 at 14:47:13
Specs: Windows 7
The camera was frozen and would snap any more images. The error message flashed
Error Memory card locked. I put another card in the camera and it was fine.How do I unlock the memory card?

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#1
February 2, 2014 at 18:59:21
This might help:

http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/Powe...

If that doesn't help it may be bad and the error message was just a default response to the camera not being able to access the card.


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#2
February 2, 2014 at 23:36:59
We tried the memory card in 3 different Cannon Cameras and had the same results.
Memory Card Error. Memory card locked. We tried the lock and unlock position which
did not work either. We tried several different cards in several different cameras and
had the same results in all of them. We would like to recover the images from that
card.

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#3
February 3, 2014 at 02:35:13
You may need to use a card reader on your computer and look at the contents of the card that way.

Were the other cards compatible with the cameras you tried them in? If they were new did you format them in the camera?


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#4
February 3, 2014 at 10:42:23
This is the first time this has happened in all the years I have used my G9 camera.
I n the past we have taken the card out of the box and it worked just fine. The card
in question has been in this camera for a year or so. Images on the card are from
travels around the world. We have been in Honolulu almost a month. We were in
the Honolulu Zoo and I was snapping photos as quick as I can. The error message
came up and the camera froze. We switched card and everything was fine. When we
arrived at the condo the card could not be seen in the card slot of my husband's lap
top computer. We inserted the card in my husbands Cannon G1X camera and it
wouldn't read. The lap top computer did not even recognize there was a card there.


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#5
February 3, 2014 at 13:09:47
It would seem that the card's useful life is over and needs replacing.

You could try this freebie on it:
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
However, as it cannot even be seen on anything, it is going to be difficult if not impossible to retrieve the contents. Might as well keep watching tho, in case anyone has a bright idea.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
February 3, 2014 at 17:12:00
Here's another recovery tool that worked for well for someone with a similar problem here:

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

But again as Derek mentioned, the problem may be that the drive must be seen by the software before any recovery can be done.


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#7
February 3, 2014 at 17:17:13
I will wait for further recommendations to recover the images in the card.
Hopefully someone might have a good suggestion.
Thank you very much for helping so far. I do appreciate your help and
like I mentioned, I will keep the lines of communication open for other
suggestions.

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#8
February 3, 2014 at 17:18:28
DAVE
Was ZAR what that guy used way back who persisted against all the odds and eventually got his stuff back?

EDIT:
OK - I found it, see later.

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#9
February 3, 2014 at 17:27:10
I'll have to back and look, if possible pleas send me back that suggestion.
Thank you very much again for all your help. I will keep checking, and
hopefully we can arrive at a solution.

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#10
February 3, 2014 at 18:02:33
DAVE
It's OK - yes it was, I unearthed it eventually.

Hannahjm
Yes ZAR (see #6) was the one that worked but the poster was able to see the drive.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
February 3, 2014 at 18:21:40
DEREK
Yeah we had given up and he just kept at it, eventually getting his pictures and videos back.

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#12
February 3, 2014 at 19:36:59
9 times out of 10 the cards were taken out of a package and put in the camera.
We never had a problem and used for a long period of time. This is the first time
I have experienced this problem.
Thank you again. I will look for your next solution.

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#13
February 3, 2014 at 19:41:32
What did Derrik do to solve the problem and recover the photos?
When we get home on Saturday, we will try the card in a card reader in our
PCs. If you have any other solutions, please keep us posted.
You have a great service and it is much appreciated. Thank you again.

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#14
February 3, 2014 at 20:26:56
This is the thread I was talking about:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

In that case the files had been scrambled and the person used the ZAR software to recover them. The drive was seen OK which may not be the case with yours but it suprised us in that it was able to sort everything out.

You could download the free version of ZAR and see if it can access the card. If it does then recovery should be possible.

Here's some other recovery tools you could check into:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...


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#15
February 4, 2014 at 10:48:48
Thank you for all this wonderful information. We will be going home on Friday and
will try some of these good suggestions at home.
Can't tell you how much we appreciate your help and suggestions.
I will get back to you next week. Again you have a fantastic service and we
appreciate this. More later.

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#16
February 4, 2014 at 19:17:08
You're welcome. Let us know how it goes.

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