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It keeps saying write protect and I dont know what that means or how to fix it


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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
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It keeps saying write protect and I dont know what that means or how to fix it


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