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I put my memory card into my camera and then it says "Protected Card" in red and won't let me do anything.


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Hi,

To \015\012remove\015\012 the write protect lock, take the memory card out\015\012of the camera, face the card towards you, \015\012look for a small white tab on\015\012the left hand side of the card, to unlock it push the tab up to unlock \015\012it, it will\015\012be at the side of the card like this 59a6de4.jpg .


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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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