Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera ?

Camera display saying memory is write protected which is preventing the use


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Does your camera have an SD card or something similar e.g. XD card etc?
Remove the memory card from your camera and look on the side of your memory card for a small tab which you can slide up and down. It sounds like you may have write-protected your card and need to enable it again by sliding the tab in the other direction.
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Camera display saying memory is write protected which is preventing the use


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