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My camera says card protected when i turn it on what does this mean?


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You didn't specify the make and model camera, but I assume it uses SD and/or SD cards. SD and SDHC 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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