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Write protect written across screen,will not allow me to view or take pictures,why??

Hi with my 1030sw olympus when i go to take a picture it says write protect on the screen and when i go to view previos pictures it says no picture,any suggestions

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    Same problem. Can still view pictures via computer but not on camera. Tried a different memory card and after transferring files back, same problem.

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Try taking the xd card out and take a pic if the camera works i would try a new xd card faulty cards are pretty comon allthough i havnt seen that message before

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