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What does 'write protect' mean; it is stopping me taking photos.


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Hi,the memory card has a switch on it,its a protection for your files.Just power off then take out the memory card and look for a very small switch.Just move it to the unlock position.This should fix the problem,don't forget to rate....
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What does 'write protect' mean; it is stopping me taking photos.


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