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My olynpus camera says write protect how can i solve it?


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If your camera uses flash cards for storage you can check your lock switch on flash memory card.
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\015\012On some digital cameras you can find switch inside that detect flash card switch position.
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\015\012Try this solution for Panasonic DMC-LZ5 digital camera.
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My olynpus camera says write protect how can i solve it?


If your camera uses flash cards for storage you can check your lock switch on flash memory card.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 ... Digital Cameras

Hello!Yesterday i was taking picture of nature with my Olympus camera,after that i transfered them onto my computer using usb cable.Today i can't take any picture because it says on screen ''WRITE PROTECT''.When i pressed the button to check and see my pictures on camera in the upper right corner showed a key.What happened to my camera and how to solve the problem?Help! Stefan


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On my DMC-TZ8 the screen says "this memory card is write -protected " how do I solve this problem , only had camera two months I have took memory card out all seems alright THANKYOU


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My camera keeps saying write protect when i turn it on. How do I solve it. My memory card is Olypus XD.


Remove the memory card and look for a near-microscopic slide switch along the edge of the board.\015\012If you don't find one, it may have a tab-type lock that has been activated.\015\012 \015\012If the card is not equipped with either one, it ... Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

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I have a digital camera and the model is C1033 , i put a san disc drive card in with a memory card in the san disc and on christmas day it worked fine, a few days later i couldnt take a picture and it says WRITE PROTECT, also it wont let me delete anything because it says WRITE PROTECT when i click delete or try to take a picture, what is causing this?


Sound like the card is corrupted. Take it out and try in a card reader, search for image recovery software if you can't read the card properly. When you've finished trying to get the images off the card format the card and retry in the camera. ... GE C1033 Digital Camera

How do I get write protect off my camera? As soon as I turn the camera on it has a blue screen and says write protect.


Is the slide switch on the side of the card in the unlocked position? ... Digital Cameras

Write protect i was trying to copy photos from my camera to my pc. my camera stopped taking photos afterwards and a blue screen says "write protect"


Sounds like you will need to format the memory card. This will permanently erase all the data from the card and then you will be able to use it again. To format the card: Press the Menu button - right arrow to Setup - Press Ok- right arrow to format ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

Fixing write-protect it doesn't have a switch on the card but it says write-protect after I unplugged it on my computer; not using the usb but the memory card. how do I fix it? even plugging it in on the usb cable of the camera, still won't work. and when you open the camera, you can see the favorites but no picture in the pictures but has a picture when you plug it in the pc using the cable. how do I fix it?


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I have a stylus 5010 - some how the camera is hung up it says "write protect" when I turn it on and when I try to use it. I can go into the menu but I cannot do anything as "write protect" shows whenever I try to activate a function. I recently loaned it to a friend and he brought it back this way, there is another camera that we have 2010 that is acting the same way - could this be a virus that he has on his system or is this sometype of reset that needs to happen? Please help.


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Write protection The camera shows 'write protect' on the screen and the instruction manual says to reset using a computer but doesn't say how. Anyone know the answer.


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Write Protect I own an olympus Camedia D-390 and use an xd picture card (16mb) recently I tried to take a picture but when I slid back the cover it comes up with the error message "Write Protect" I have looked in the manual and all it says it that my cameras write protect feature has been enabled by a pc; connect it to a pc and turn this off. Just one problem....How??? I have trid connecting it tothe pc and changing the attributes of the folders;but everytime I take off the "read only setting


What should i do? would u mine pls to teach me sir? ... Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera

Write protect? My digital camera says "write protect" everytime I turn it on..And it will not let me do anything..PLEASE HELP!


Hi,\015\012\015\012Please ensure you have not activated the lock on your SD or MMC card as this will cause this problem. See example photo below.\015\012\015\012If this helps, please do remember to leave a vote for the solutio ... General Electric A1230 Digital Camera

Write Protect When I turn the camera on to take a picture, a warning comes on saying. "WRITE PROTECT." I don't know how to take it off, or what caused it to come up.


I Had The Same Problem With My Camera. I Figured It Out That It Was Not The Camera, But There Is A Little Switch On The Side Of Your Memory Card, Just Slide That Switch And You Should Be Good To Go. ... GE A730 Digital Camera

Write protect when i turn the camera on and try to take a picture it says write protect. what does that mean? how can i fix it?


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... General Electric A735 Digital Camera

I put my memory card in my card reader and connect it in a computer to delete the pictures in it but everytime I attempt to delete it, it says cannot delete PICT0005, the disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk. How can I solve this problem?


Put the card back in your camera select the picture and on your camera push the write protect button the one that looks like a key. Then take card out and put in card reader. ... Digital Cameras

Can't delet files whet camera is connected to PC. It say: The disk cannot be writen to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in drive F:.


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When I put a memory card in my camera its says it needs formating, so I push continue to format and it comes up with the message read only memory card remove write protection to capture or write to card. The switch on the memory card is in the right position. I think something is wrong with the camera, I installed a brand new memory card and got the same message.


Is this a different manufacturer than your\015\012other cards? Is it formatted correctly (e.g., FAT16 instead of FAT32)?\015\012Otherwise, not all cards are compatible with all cameras. There are\015\012subtle differences in the IDE drive ... Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

After trying to upload photos from my Olympus 1050 sw I now cannot use the camera to take photos. It simply says 'write protect'. When trying to view the pictures it says 'no picture' when there is at least 200 photos on the camera... Can you help?


Sounds like you will need to format the memory card. This will permanently erase all the data from the card and then you will be able to use it again. To format the card: Press the Menu button - right arrow to Setup - right arrow to format option. Yo ... Olympus Stylus / mju 1050 SW Digital Camera

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