Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera ?

I do not know how to remove the 'write protection' from my camera

\015 My camera froze and I got it replaced but now the memory card will not let me take photos and it says that I need to 'remove the write protection'. I am super confused & I do not know how to remove it.\015

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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
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