Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
"card write protected"
\015 Why will my camera not take a picture, it says "card write protected"?\015
There is a minuscule tab on the side of the card, towards the "handle"-end of the card. Slide this tab to unlock the card and allow write and delete once again.
Most digital cameras have a removable storage "chip" for storing pictures. Often these chips have a write protect feature that is often something you slide into one of two positions. Obviously that is there to protect the contents of the chip from being erased. Check the instructions on how to remove the chip and look at it for the write protect tap. Most cameras have the chip behind a door and you push it to release it or push a plunger to release it. :-)
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I have a canon rebel xsi dslr camera. All of the sudden when I try to take a picture it says that the card is write protected. I have even gone and bought a new card but it still says write protected. Can't fomat card because it says write protected. I don't know how to set to factory default settings? What should I do?
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