Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

Have a message on display: card write protected.

\015 I have a message on the display: "card write protected". what does that mean?\015

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The SD cards have a physical lock on them, if you hold the card with the cut corner pointing away and to the right the lock will be on the top left edge. Make sure it is not in the locked position. Also if the card has not been formatted for the camera you may get that message
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