Having problems with your Vivitar Digital Cameras ?

Can't take pictures or download from SIM card. Everything says Write Protect.


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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
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Can't take pictures or download from SIM card. Everything says Write Protect.


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the ot ... Vivitar Digital Cameras

My camera says it is write protected ???? i cant use it now :-( how do I correct this (if I take the card out I can take pictures but not when the card is in )


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My memory card says it is write protected and it won't let me take pictures or download them on the computer


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Write protection i somehow turned on write protection on ALL of my photos when i was burning my photos to a cd. s now i cant edit my pictures or take new ones. how can i turn off write protection?


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Help I have the Vivicam 3750 digital camera it has recently worked fine but, now when I try to take a picture the screen turns grey and says "write protect" and will not allow me to take the picture ...this also happens when I try to erase a picture or even record somthing how do I fix this ?


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I turn on my camera and it says "memory card is write protected" what does that mean? because it won't let me take any pictures i can view pictures I've already taken but i can't take pictures. How can I fix this problem?


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My Canon EOS camera was working fine. Now that I want to take pictures it say card write protection. How can I fix the came so I can take pictures?


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When i turn camera on to take picture it comes up with a blue screen and says write protect and wont let me take pictures but i can still use other functions,what does this mean?


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After trying to upload photos from my Olympus 1050 sw I now cannot use the camera to take photos. It simply says 'write protect'. When trying to view the pictures it says 'no picture' when there is at least 200 photos on the camera... Can you help?


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I put my memory card in and it says card protected and every time i push the capture button it says card protected i cant save pictures i can take any


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CANNON REBEL XSI WONT TAKE PICTURES, SCENE SAYS CARD WRITE PROTECTED SO NOTHING HAPPENS WHEN TRYING TO TAKE A PICTURE


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