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To format your card is a method of outputting data in a specific format. You can do that from the digital camera, in the menu look out for the Format option and use it, or you can plug it into a computer (through a card reader) and once it shows up in My Computer, right click on the drive letter and select format.
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My Kodak C913 camera keeps telling me that the memory card is protected and to reset switch on memory card. This happens with a brand new 1 GB card, or on the 4 GB cards I have. (I have tried different cards and its always the same message that pops up) No matter how many times I reset the lock, I still get the message. I love the camera but have only had it a few months and its driving me crazy.


The switch should be in the unlocked position...is that where you have it? ... Kodak EasyShare C913 Digital Camera

The camera keeps showing the same message '' memory card is write protected'' I can not use the camera because of this, also when I go to reformat card it passes over that so I can't reformat the card :-( HELP JAN nikon coolpix s210


Remove the SD or SDHC memory card from the camera. Look at the front of the card, on the left there should be a little slide with an arrow pointing down that says "Lock". The slide should be in the "up" position. ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

Memory Card I've been taking photos with a 4G HC Dane-Elec memory card without any problem until this week. I tried taking more pictures and I keep getting a message that says the Memory card is "Write Protected". I am not able to take any photos now.


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. ... Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

It says the memory card is protected... and i placed a new one and keeps showing the same message, they aren't protected.. what can i do?


In the menu there could be a protect setting you should also use the camera to format the card in you'r settings as well theres 2 menu's (on mine) 1 from the shoot a pic & 1 from you'r taken pic's, view photo's & open menu you should find the ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Digital Camera

Yesterday I transferred all my pics from the xd picture card to my computer, nad now I keep getting write error message when I take a pic. The manual says that the card is write protected! How did this happen, and how to I fix it?


I don't think the XD card has a lock switch (some do) but what I fully expect is that the memory card requires your to format it to the camera you are using it in. You didn't tell me what camera make or model But you did say you have a manual, look f ... Fuji Digital Cameras

When I try to take a picture my camera will not take the picture and a message keeps poping up saying that my memort card is protected. Why is it doing this and how can I fix this?


The problem *may* be that the memory card is defective - but is it much more likely\015\012that the card is simply "locked" (or "protected") You can check for this by\015\012removing the memory card from the camera if it isn't already, and look\015\ ... Polaroid i835 Digital Camera

Write protection I keep getting this message and there is no lock feature on my memory card.


... Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera

Digital camera I keep receiving a message that says "the memory card is protected". It will not allow me to do anything at all. I cannot figure out how to remove it.


Check if there is a protection switch on MemoryCard! ... Panasonic Digital Cameras

A "Protected card" message keeps


To format your card is a method of outputting data in a specific format. You can do that from the digital camera, in the menu look out for the Format option and use it, or you can plug it into a computer (through a card reader) and once it shows up i ... Fuji Digital Cameras

My Fuji digital camera model Finepix Z20 is showing a protected card message when I insert both my old SD card and my new SD card. My old SD card was working fine yesterday but now it says protected c


Good day,This is a common problem that many people experience with their SD Cards.It is normally an easy fix and you can follow a method that I posted on my tips here: ... Fuji Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera

Hi. Last time I went to used my camera the screen showed a message saying the memory card was damaged. When I tok it out I saw that it was slightly damaged on the bottom strip. I have replaced it with another memory card but the same message keeps coming up so I cannot take any photos.The message says: "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card." Any suggestions how I can reset the camera before I pay to put it in for a service?


It is possible that there are bits of the damaged pieces struck inside the card reader contacts in the camera.\012So if you can remove the battery and memory card and tap upside down ,you might be able to retrieve the broken pieces.\012us ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

I have a kodak easy share c530.ihave inserted a new memory card and it keeps say Memory card requiers formatting,ipresse continue to start the formatting but it keeps giving the same message how do iformat thecard please send message about troubleshooting to my email address [email protected]


The lever on your card might be turned the wrong way. Pls. readjust and try again.\015\012\015\012The card might not be supported:\015\012You camera Memory card support : SD/MMC up to 1 Gigabyte\015\012\015\012Good luck ... Kodak EasyShare C315 Digital Camera

When I install a memory card in my camera I get the message read only memory card, remove write protection to capture or write to card. The switch on the memory card is in the correct position, this is a card that I have been using with no problems until now. I also installed a brand new memory card and got the same message. I think there's a problem internally with the camera.


... Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

I purchased polaroid i1035 10 megapixel cemera,when i am taking a picture its show error message "card protected" on my LCD screen. i saw some of the solutions from internet to change the position of memory card to unlock on the left side of the memory card but its not working. i changed both up and down of memory card to unlock but its not working i formatted me memory card on the PC also but i am not able to format from my cemera,its showing same error has "card protected" please give me so


... Polaroid i1035 Digital Camera

A new SD card 2 GB wil not work in my C310 kodak digital camera Message in camera "memory card full" message in card reader when trying to format the card says "write protected" Is this card too Big?


No, the C310 will handle a 2GB card.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 alrea ... Kodak EasyShare C310 Digital Camera

When I put a memory card in my camera its says it needs formating, so I push continue to format and it comes up with the message read only memory card remove write protection to capture or write to card. The switch on the memory card is in the right position. I think something is wrong with the camera, I installed a brand new memory card and got the same message.


Is this a different manufacturer than your\015\012other cards? Is it formatted correctly (e.g., FAT16 instead of FAT32)?\015\012Otherwise, not all cards are compatible with all cameras. There are\015\012subtle differences in the IDE drive ... Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

How can I change the "protected card" so that I can once again take pictures - and how can I keep this from happening again?


Pull your sd card out of the camera... there may be a lock tab along the left side of the card (label facing you and metal tabs up) the lock position is labeled... you can change it with your fingernail... make sure it's unlocked...Let me ... Fuji FinePix A201 Digital Camera

Memory card is protected how do i switch on memory card when i turn camera on, message reads that the memory card is protected and to reset switch on memory card. what happened?


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 ot ... Kodak EasyShare CX7330 Digital Camera

My camera is showing protected card in the face and wont let me take pics. I took the card out to download pics on my computer by inserting the card and once i put it back into the camera this protected card message came on and wont let me do anything with the camera now


The\015\012normal answer to this problem is to start talking about the 'lock'\015\012slider on the side of the memory card. However, your problem must be\015\012different because your camera uses the xD-Picture card... and it has no\015\012such ... Fuji Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera

I have a Kodak EasyShare C633. I have inserted a new memory card & it keeps say "Memory card requires formatting". I pressed "continue" to start the format, but it keeps giving the same message. How do I format the card?


This camera requires either a sd or a mmc card, and must be put in with the front of the card (the card with the label on) to the front of the camera. If installed backwards or with the label facing the back, the camera internal parts can be damaged ... Kodak EasyShare C315 Digital Camera

Incompatible jpeg I don't know much about cameras. My daughter was getting this error on her canon so she could not review her pictures. She tried putting her memory card in my canon and we still got the same message. We were able to get the pictures saved by putting the memory card in the computer. Anyways now I keep getting that message on my camera with my own memory card. What could hers have done to mine??


Did you transfer the pictures back and forth from the camera to computer before you noticed this? If you did that, you would be changing the format that the camera recognizes thus preventing you to review those pictures on your camera again. This is ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Incompatible jpeg I don't know much about cameras. My daughter was getting this error on her canon so she could not review her pictures. She tried putting her memory card in my canon and we still got the same message. We were able to get the pictures saved by putting the memory card in the computer. Anyways now I keep getting that message on my camera with my own memory card. What could hers have done to mine?? what can i do so i can view them again in my camera without that jpeg incompatible s


Hi thereSave all the pictures to the computer, then format both cards using the menu in the camera, then take a picture and see if it takes them well.Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!! ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

Canon EOS 400D - Error message - There is a problem with your CF card- needs replacing. We have original card and also replaced with new card - message keeps appearing. What else could this mean?


Look inside the card compartment to check for broken or bent pins. Have you tried formatting the card in the camera? This will erase it so download any pictures first using a card reader if necessary. ... Canon Digital Cameras

I keep getting a message that my memory card needs formatting. My internal memory is full. I have a Lexar multi-use 4GB SDHC card. I have no idea how to format it. I have tried everything in the "Set up" but continue to get the message and nothing is saved on the card. HELP!


Hello,you are on the safer side,all you need to do is just to visit the settings on your camera and go to memory card manager to format the memory card,if that is done you can now transfer datas into the memory card,but if the problem persist after t ... Digital Cameras

FE-20, my LCD clear keeps showing CLAR CARD/FORMAT memory card eventhough I did do either clear and format memory card. Also, buy a new memory card, message still shows up CLEAR/FORMAT. I took out the memory and clear the slot so many times, the message still display, what's wrong to my FE-20


Hi kuanhuang913\015\012\015\012\015\012Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com\015\012 ... Olympus FE-20 Digital Camera
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