Having problems with your Polaroid a700 Digital Camera ?

I have an a801 8.0 megapixals polaroid and just purchased a compatible 2gb sd memory card for it. It fits perfect and all but the screen keeps reading memory card protected even after I flipped the lock unlock switch. How can I take pictures since its currently not letting me?


Answers :

The sensor inside the camera that detects whether the card is locked or not is faulty, and needs to be fixed. That's assuming the card isn't defective, and false-triggering the camera.
\015\012You can try another card, but I think the camera will have to be serviced. Get an estimate first, since it's often cheaper to buy another one.
\015\012Good luck, and hope this helps.
Until you can get the camera to recognize that the SD card is unlocked, it's not going to let you take pictures / save pictures.

You should first try to determine the source of the problem; SD card or camera. Everything I've seen says a 2GB SD card should work with the camera. Try to write a file to the card in a card reader or other device. If you don't have the ability to do that - try inserting a different unlocked SD card into the camera and see if it recognizes that the card is indeed unlocked. If it does, remove the card and lock the card with the tab and see if the camera recognizes the locked state. If you're still going strong - return the card to an unlocked state and try in the camera one last time. If it correctly Identified the locked / unlocked state of the card, it would suggest that there's an issue with the SD card itself.

Check the troublesome SD card lock / unlock tab. Make sure it is sliding fully to the unlocked position. Try placing a small amount of scotch tape over the tab to prevent it from moving when it is being inserted into the camera. If the tape works, there's a chance that the tab is moving when being inserted into the camera. You can put a small drop of super glue or nail polish on the tab to keep it unlocked (unless you use the lock / unlock tab - I don't myself). If it doesn't work still, the SD card should be returned for a refund, unless you can successfully use it in another device that you own. Hopefully it's a problem with a cheap card - and not the camera.

I hope this helps - good luck!
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