Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX Digital Cameras ?

"Memory card is write protected" is in middle of screen when I turn it on.

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Look at your memory card. 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.
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