Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Camera is saying ''Procteted Card''. How do I get that off to be able to delete photos?


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Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this, see this link for additional things that you can try.
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Camera is saying ''Procteted Card''. How do I get that off to be able to delete photos?


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