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When I switch my camera on I get the message protected card and i cannot use it.

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You don't say what make and model your camera is, so I am going to have to guess that perhaps your memory card is an SD type. These cards have a little switch on the card that can write protect or "lock" it. Take the card out of the camera and check this switch. To unlock it, it should be moved towards the edge of the card which has the electrical contacts.
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