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Stylus 600. When I turn camera on a blue screen comes up with a message [xD] Write Protect. What does this mean and how do I make it go away?
In order to remove the message of write protect you will need to format the xD memory card. The card has somehow become corrupted. To format the memory card - press Ok - right arrow to Mode Menu - down arrow to Card tab - right arrow to Card Setup - right arrow to Format - Up arrow to Yes and then press Ok. This will permanently delete all images from the memory card and you will be able to start taking images again.
If the memory Card has been switched to write protect mode, then all you have to do is remove memory card and find the lever on side and slide it. Then put it back on your camera and see if it works.
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Stylus 600. When I turn camera on a blue screen comes up with a message [xD] Write Protect. What does this mean and how do I make it go away?
In order to remove the message of write protect you will need to format the xD memory card. The card has somehow become corrupted. To format the memory card - press Ok - right arrow to Mode Menu - down arrow to Card tab - right arrow to Card Setup ... Olympus Digital Cameras
I have a GE A1230 camera and it has a message on the screen when I turn it on that says Write Protect On. I do not know what this is nor how to make it go away. It will not let me take pictures. Please advise. Thank you, Debra Perry
Take the memory card out of your camera and look at it. 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 ... GE Digital Cameras
The entire zoom lens will not come out when I turn the camera on. It moves a little, makes a sound, and then my camera says turn off camera off and back on. I tried that several times and it is still not working. The battery is charged. I did go to the beach and wondering if sand got into the camera. I also cannot review my pictures as the message comes up about turning it off. What is the best solution?
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Error message I have a panasonic DMC-LC33 digital. A system error message would show the minute I turned it on. The lens would come out. Then within 4 seconds the lens would go back in. I tried the on/off several time but the results were the same. I put the camera away for later. When I tried it the other day, it would not even turn on. The batteries are fully charged. Help!!!!!! I need my camera for my work. hi expert i m suffring in this error on my panasonic DMC-LC33 when i switched on
Try \015\012\015\012Klomtrix trick this worked with my camera\015\012thanks klomtrix ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera
Hi, I have the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W130 digital camera - whilst away on holiday a message appears when I turn on the camera "turn power off and on again". I have done so many times but it still comes up with the same message - hence not allowing me to take any pictures. I can view existing images through the window and I can download them fine - I just can't take any new ones. There is plenty of space on the card and a full battery. Any suggestions?
Hi. Yes. turn it on and go to the menu. find reset and reset the camera. this will return it to factory settings.\012\012if you can't get into the menu or if the steps above do not solve the problem do what is called a hard reset. Re ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera
Error message I have a panasonic DMC-LC33 digital. A system error message would show the minute I turned it on. The lens would come out. Then within 4 seconds the lens would go back in. I tried the on/off several time but the results were the same. I put the camera away for later. When I tried it the other day, it would not even turn on. The batteries are fully charged. Help!!!!!! I need my camera for my work.
*&%[email protected]#%^&*&^% !!"It's working!!!!\015\012\015\012Turn your camera on and put it near your ear. Did you hear a softly motorized sound in the lenses area and the green LED is flashing? If you hear this sound do this.\015\012\015\012Do it under your own ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera
I have a Nikon Coolpix L14 and all of a sudden, when I turn it on, the lens moves in and out while making a strange noise until a "Lens Error" message comes on the screen. I tried replacing the batteries, turning it off and on, taking out the memory card, and cleaning the lens. The first time I replaced the batteries, it worked...until the next time I used it and the screen was completely blurred. Then, I had the original problem with the "Lens Error" message. I really don't think it is a conde
Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wip ... Nikon Coolpix L14 Digital Camera
When I turn my camera on it says "Access" then a message comes up that tells me to "turn the camera off and then on" I have tried this many times and all the camera does is continue to push the lens in and out and then tells me to "turn camera off then on" Problem will not go away. Fully charged battery, took battery and memory card out for a while and re-inserted both and have same problem. [DSC-W55
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Write Protect I own an olympus Camedia D-390 and use an xd picture card (16mb) recently I tried to take a picture but when I slid back the cover it comes up with the error message "Write Protect" I have looked in the manual and all it says it that my cameras write protect feature has been enabled by a pc; connect it to a pc and turn this off. Just one problem....How??? I have trid connecting it tothe pc and changing the attributes of the folders;but everytime I take off the "read only setting
What should i do? would u mine pls to teach me sir? ... Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera
I can't turn my camera on,I press the power button,it gives me a whirling noise,the lenses come out(but not all the way),the picture on the screen is blurry,and I can't make a shot,and after2 seconds the lenses come back in by itself.Then it does it again,without me even pressing any button!But I can still view my pictures.But I can't download them on computer,because it still displays an error message D: 5fo8 5e02,and the lenses start moving again.I don't know how to fix it.Please help me.Becau
The camera may be faulty or it needs to be reset to the factory settings.\015\012Try removing the battery leave it out for at least 1/2 hour, then replace the battery.\015\012If it doesn't work then you need a new camera. ... Olympus Stylus 700 / 700 Digital Camera
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Level Warning Whenever I turn on my camera (Digital Rebel 300D), my LCD monitor flashes this: "C bc". The manual tells me this means "Level Warning". What level is it referring to and how do I fix so that this no longer appears. Now, when this message appears, I simply tap the "shoot" button and it goes away until next time I turn on my camera...
Battery level. charge it or replace it if it does not come up to full power state. the camera has a batter meter. refer to the manual and see if the battery is low. it requires you to push a few buttons while looking at the data window.not real ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens
I'm getting a lens 2 error message when I turn on my exilim ex-z250 camera. Prior to getting the message, all my photos were coming out fuzzy. What does this mean, and is it worth sending in for repair?
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z250 Digital Camera
Digital camera i recently bought a digital camera,we went to the beach and all of the sudden the lens would not come out.the camera makes an effort but stops and goes back in.on the display screen an error message appears telling me to turn off and turn on again,plz help
Hey everardo,\015\012 What is most likely going on is that something (i.e. sand) is obstructing the movement of the lens. You can try gently blowing compressed air into the sides of the lens to try and dislodge whate ... Digital Cameras
I dropped my camera last night with the lens open. right away i tryed to shut it off and the lens just make a noise like their tryign to shut but they dont. i left it alone for the night and this morning it still does the same thing. The lens are just stuck open and no screen even comes up when i try turning it on. Ive had this camera for about 2 years now so i dont think i still have warranty on it. What should i do?
Take it to the repair shop, I think this is the only solution... ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera
When i power up my casio the lens makes a clicking noise and doesnt extend all the way out if i zoom out the lens does come out but the focus is poor and i get a lens error message and the camera turns itself off.
Try these procedures. ... Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE SCREEN IS BLACK AND SAYS E18 AND MAKES A VERY STRANGE NOISE AND i CAN'T TAKE A PICTURE.USUALLY IF I TURN IT ON AND OFF SEVERAL TIMES THIS WILL GO AWAY
Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera
Initialization Error when I turn on my D40 it comes up with an error message saying "initialization error: contact nikon authorized service representative" is there something I can do to solve the problem? i dont really want to have to send it away for repair. Thanks
Try pressing the 2 green buttons to reset the unit . if you get lucky and it turns on, immediately follow the steps to update your firmware on this website ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
Lens problem The lens on my cannon powershot A1000 will not open. When I try to turn on the camera it makes a buzzing sound like it's trying to open and then a message comes on the screen saying lens error restart camera. This camera is pretty new so I'm not sure why the sudden problem.
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I dropped my Nikon Coolpix S600 camera on the floor at a concert and now when I turn it on, it says LENSE ERROR and shuts off right away.. and the lens doesnt come out. It just makes a weird noise! Is it done for or can I fix it. I can't get it fixed.
There are some fine gears that move the lens in/out ... if it dropped on the extended lens then its likely a gear was broken or knocked out of place .. it is likely repairable but its really tricky working on these things .. there are fine wires and ... Nikon Coolpix S600 Digital Camera
Hi Guys! I have a beat up but trusty Panasonic Lumix that takes a great photo. Recently, I turned it on to get a blue screen with the words "system error" on it and thought if I replaced the batteries, I could make it go away. None of the buttons: menu, display, etc are having any impact with this message. Can you help?
... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera
Lens error When I turn on my Nikon Coolpix 2200, the lens does not open and a "lens error" message comes up on the screen. This problem has happened before and after replacing the batteries or just waiting a few days it would work properly. Now I cannot make it work at all.
I had this same problem. It was very frusterating. All i did was kinda gently hit the lens with the palm of my hand and it turned on and did exactly wat i wanted it to do! Work! ... Nikon Coolpix 2200 Digital Camera
Lens error When I turn on my Nikon Coolpix 2200, the lens does not open and a "lens error" message comes up on the screen. This problem has happened before and after replacing the batteries or just waiting a few days it would work properly. Now I cannot make it work at all. kinda dropeed it and now the lens is SLIGHTLY crooked...can i fix it myself?
No not likely ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera
When turning it on the lens only makes a noise and will not come out. Then I get a message "lens error, restart camera"
This is the common E18 or Lens error problem in such PowerShot family cameras.\015\012\015\012It may be a minor issue caused by dust or samd particles, which requires to have blowing in compressed air inside the camera, mainly in front of ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
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?
Take the memory card out of the camera and look at it. 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 i ... Digital Cameras