Having problems with your Olympus Digital Cameras ?

When I try to take a picture an error message comes on the screen saying Write Protect


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You neglected to specify the model of your Olympus camera so I'm assuming it's one of those that use SD/SDHC cards.
SD and SDHC 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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