Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 4500 Digital Camera ?

Why is my memory card write protected

\015 I cannot do anything with my camera, I cannot delete or take photos\015

Answers :

Hello there,

You cannot delete pictures if the memory card inside your camera is "Write Protecte". What you need to do to unprotect it is to turn off the camera and take out your memory card. You will find a small 'tab' that might be pulled up or down. If it is pulled down, you can slide it up or vice versa. Put it back inside the camera and start deleting pictures.

Hope this helps you. Good luck!
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