Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

Have a cool pix s50 when i turn it on it keeps saying that the "memory card is write protected". does not matter what card i put in.


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SD cards have slide switches on one edge. Slide it away from the contacts.

However, since you're getting this will many cards, I suspect that the switch mechanism inside the camera is broken. If that's the case, have it checked by a qualified technician.
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