Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I just bought a digital camera and a new memory card. The screen says "card protected" and won't let me take pics.


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Theres a switchon the side of the card and it needs to be pushed towards the prongs of the card ou may have a micro sd card inside of a sd card adapter. some cameriea will nor tolerate the extra resistance of these adapters and also some camerias won't torarate more menery ( more than 2 gigs ) and say the card is locked. defective cards will also say the card is locked ( cooked in the hot car)
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