Having problems with your Olympus Stylus 1020 / µ[mju:]1020 Digital Camera ?

The camera is locked and i'm unable to make video or take pictures. The screen shows me "write protect"


Answers :

This issue occurs due to the memory card corrupted and the only way to remove the write protect is to format the memory card when it is in the camera(this will remove all the data/pic of the memory card). To format the memory card:
Press the green arrow button to go to review mode then press the Ok button
Press the right arrow button to go to Mode Menu
Press the down arrow button to go to the Card tab
Press the right arrow button to go to Card Setup
Press the right arrow button to go to Format option
Here you will see Format Yes or No
Press up arrow to go to Yes and press Ok

The camera will indicate Busy because it is clearing the write protect and erasing all images permanently from the card.
Once completed the card will be able to be used again.
Remove the memory card and connect it to a pc using a card reader and check if it is working or u have a same problem
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