Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

Camera says "card write protected"

\015 I got my camera (rebel xs) cleaned. That same night I wanted to use it and could not format the card. I tried another card and same thing the card is write protected. Please Help!\015

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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
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