Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Saved photos to computer, then put the card into the camera. The screen says, card protected and won't allow me to take photos.


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Also, some cards have a little switch to stop you writing to them. You may have switched it to 'read only' when you moved the card to your computer and back.  Remove the card from your camer and check the position of the switch, if there is one.\012
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