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Memory Card Locked / write protected error.

Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.






SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.



SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


For non-SD cards: Format the card

The data on the memory card may be corrupted.

WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.





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my memory card is write protected. when i turn on camera the screen is saying it is write protected, i can't take pictures or delete pictures


Hi. Thanks for your question.


SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.

NOTE: If you are using a microSD/microSDHC card or a miniSD/miniSDHC card, insert the card into the standard SD adapter.


SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


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Jan 10, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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I put my memory card in my card reader and connect it in a computer to delete the pictures in it but everytime I attempt to delete it, it says cannot delete PICT0005, the disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk. How can I solve this problem?


Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.


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SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.



SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


For non-SD cards: Format the card

The data on the memory card may be corrupted.

WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.

Jan 07, 2011 | Cameras

2 Answers

memory card is write protected CoolPixS6000


Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.


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SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.



SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


For non-SD cards: Format the card

The data on the memory card may be corrupted.

WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.

Dec 29, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S6000 Digital Camera

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Memory card write protect?


i had same problem..couldn't solve it with tape over the lock switch and many other ways.. so i purchased a usb card reader (about $5 max) and now it works fine!...just make sure the lock is off!

Jun 02, 2009 | SanDisk 1GB microSD Memory Card

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locked memory card


hi
the unlocking is due to digital camera and not due to card. card do not have any locking feature. checkup on camera password

or alternately ask replacement fm company as this as 5 yrs warranty

Jan 20, 2008 | SanDisk Memory Media

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