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Memory card is write protected
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SD and Mini SD memory cards has a small slide switch on the edge of the card, which write protects data on the memory card or add photos to the SD card. Slide the switch from the LOCK position to the UNLOCK position, which is furthest away from the contacts.
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I put my memory card in my card reader and connect it in a computer to delete the pictures in it but everytime I attempt to delete it, it says cannot delete PICT0005, the disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk. How can I solve this problem?
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I've been using the same memory card for a while. Recently, after uploading some pics onto my pc from the card, upon putting it back in the camera i got a message on the viewfinder that says, "Memory card is write protected." I didn't change anything and can't understand why that happened. Now I can't take any pics or delete any that are on the card. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Linda W
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