Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 4500 Digital Camera ?

I am unable to take pictures or do anything with my camera because I suddenly have this message that my memory card is "write protected". Please let me know how to get this off!


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The SD memory card that Nikon Coolpix camera use have a small slide switch on the edge of the SD memory card. This slide switch is used to set the SD memory card to Read/Write or Write protect.
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