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Take the memory card out of your camera and look at it. 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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Fixing write-protect it doesn't have a switch on the card but it says write-protect after I unplugged it on my computer; not using the usb but the memory card. how do I fix it? even plugging it in on the usb cable of the camera, still won't work. and when you open the camera, you can see the favorites but no picture in the pictures but has a picture when you plug it in the pc using the cable. how do I fix it?


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Open cameras ( memory card is write protected)


Take the memory card out of your camera and look at it. 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 ... Digital Cameras

Question for SanDisk SD card 2 GB - Camera is Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Elph Question: When memory card is inserted in my camera the message "memory card error - card locked" shows when the write protect tab is in either the locked or unlocked position. The card is full of my pictures from a trip to Beijing! Please help. Thank you.


There is a small switch in the card that is currently in the locked position. you need to move it over to the other position to unlock it. ... Digital Cameras

Hi, I've a Panasonic LUMIX FZ38 (fw version 1.0). When I want to clear the SDHC content via pc (camera in Mass Memory Mode), or to transfer the pictures via cut, it says ''Unable to delete...the storage card is write protected''. but my card isn't protected! And it's impossible to set the photo folder out of ''Read Only Mode''. Instead, if I put the same SDHC in a memory card reader, I can do everything I want. Do you think it's normal?


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Sound like the card is corrupted. Take it out and try in a card reader, search for image recovery software if you can't read the card properly. When you've finished trying to get the images off the card format the card and retry in the camera. ... GE C1033 Digital Camera

When i insert my memory card into the camera it states 'card write protected' and the camera is not functional..it cannot be formatted also.. pls guide me in order to remove the protection


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