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My nikkon camera is saying memory card is write protected when it is on unlock. PLEASE HELP.



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Try the card in a different camera, and try a different card in your camera, to try to isolate the problem.

Locking of an SD card is by the little plastic slide which operates a switch in the camera itself. The slide must be present in the "unlock" position, to operate the switch, to allow writing to the card; therefore if the slide is missing, the camera considers the card locked.
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