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When my camera is turned on, "write protect" comes on the screen, so I cannot take pictures. How do I get rid of "write Protect?"


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You didn't specify the make and model of your camera, so I'm going to assume it uses SD and/or SDHC cards.\012\012\012

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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