Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S52 Digital Camera ?

The camera reads memory card write protected and it won"t allow you to do anything else.


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SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
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