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    Question HELP?? Canon IXUS 'Memory card error'?

    Hi
    My canon IXUS 220 HS says 'memory card error' or 'memory card locked' whenever I tun it on or try to take a picture. The card is not locked, and there is nothing wrong with it - in fact I have tried 3 other perfectly functional cards and it still says the same thing and refuses to take photograps. However, if I take the card out, it will take a picture, but cannot save it as it has no internal memory.

    I think that something must be wrong with the contacts in the SD slot, because all the cards I tried are definitely compatible with the camera, and it only refuses to take images when there is a card inside it.

    Any ideas?

    Is it possible to fix this?
    Would a SD slot cleaning kit help??

    Thanks in advance

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    it does sound like the camera side but its worth cleaning the sd cards contacts and then try and reformat the ad card with the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave View Post
    it does sound like the camera side but its worth cleaning the sd cards contacts and then try and reformat the ad card with the camera
    Took it to the camera shop and they cleaned the contacts - to no avail.
    Tried formatting the card, but it just says 'card locked'

    Will I (gulp) need to buy a new camera :'( ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave View Post
    it does sound like the camera side but its worth cleaning the sd cards contacts and then try and reformat the ad card with the camera
    Took it to the camera shop and they cleaned the contacts - to no avail.
    Tried formatting the card, but it just says 'card locked'

    Will I (gulp) need to buy a new camera :'( ???

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    how old is it, but it does sound the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave View Post
    how old is it, but it does sound the end
    Uh... two years?? ish

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    contact canon and see if they can help or give you a price to fix it

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    Panic not Canon had an issue with the ixus creating card read errors. ( Compact flash card ) I had a similar issue about 4-5 yrs ago with an ixus 4 Mpixel camera. I was able to get a warranty repair done by AJ Johmston ( I think) in the UK. Canon were really good about it as I purchased the camera on holiday in the Canaries but they still honoured warranty even outside the standard 12 months warranty. Google the problem and the answers will be there. You wont be alone with this problem .

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