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Hi there. I have a Nikon Coolpix S10. It is about 5 years old. Just the other day the memory card is telling me that it is write protected. I am not sure how to remove this. Could you please help me with this issue? Thanks


Answers :

Remove the SD card. Hold it so that the clipped corner is at the top right with the electrical contacts facing down.

On the left edge of the card is a tiny switch which locks and unlocks the card; it's easy to knock it away from the unlocked position. Locked is fully back (away from the electrical contacts) and the unlocked position is fully forward. If locked just slide it fully forward until there's a small click. If unlocked, slide it fully back to locked and then fully forwards to unlocked until it clicks.

If that fails then try another unlocked SD card in your camera, this will determine whether the fault is with your camera or with the first SD card. If the camera is at fault then it really need to be discarded and replaced as repairs will cost far more than the camera is worth. If the SD card is faulty then bin it and buy another. Just make sure to copy your data from it before throwing it away, and if there are sensitive images on it you may wish to destroy the card. Forty seconds in a microwave oven will fry the circuitry nicely.
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