Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

The camera is flashing CHA. It won't let me take a picture


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SD 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.

If that's not it, then try formatting the card.

If that doesn't do it, try another card.
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