Having problems with your Fuji Finepix Z20fd 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


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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 slider! In this case, the most likely reason is that the card has\015\012been corrupted in some way, and the camera's error message is more of a\015\012general nature, triggered by some inability to write to the card. Your\015\012best bet is to make sure that you've copied all you want off the card\015\012and then use the camera's 'format' function to reformat the card. I\015\012advise using the camera for the format function because this guarantees\015\012the correct file system. If you use your computer to format it, you may\015\012easily get the wrong one. However if you need to do it this way, see\015\012which file system is currently in use on the drive before you start. Go\015\012to "My Computer" and right click on the correct drive and choose\015\012"Properties". Examples\015\012of filesystems are "FAT" (probably FAT16), "FAT32" and NTFS; to make\015\012sure your reformat is successful, ensure you use the same filesystem as\015\012before.

Actually, I'd like to thank you for drawing my attention to this, because I've been advising people with SD cards that the error must be caused by the slider... however, from what I've learned now, it's also possible that their cards can be fixed by reformatting, too.
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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


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