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What can I do when my camera says 'memory card is write protected'? I have moved toggle switch from lock to unlock, removed card, blew inside card slot and it still states the same thing.


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Hello

Ok, here is something that just might work.

In your case the problem is not with the card but rather with your\012camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but\012here is what you can do.

Open the card slot of your camera and\012peer inside with a sharp light or torch. You should see a little metal\012tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection\012switch. Contrary to popular belief , the switch on the card does not\012impact the operation of the card itself but rather tells the camera\012that the card should be locked by depressing the little pin inside.

If\012 you put a protected card into a camera with no protection switch , the \012card would operate normally.

However\012, with time and repeated use , the switch will start to bend slightly\012until it will no longer depress when a unlocked card is inserted.

With\012a\012 toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a\012little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This\012will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your\012problem.

Kind Regards
Andrea

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