Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

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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Have you checked the slide switch on the side of the cards? Should be "unlocked".
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