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I try to write protect my pictures on my camera canon eos rebel t3 after that i cant snap i cant do anything when i press the shutter button then it write cards write protect switch is set to lock please help me

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Put a new or another memory card in the camera and recheck.

If it gives the same problem, the camera needs probably maintenance / repair.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

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You should take a look at the actual memory card and make sure there is not a lock (a small slider you can use to protect the card from being overwritten). To check it:

  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Open the port that holds the battery and memory card.
  3. Remove the memory card
  4. Look at the memory card and see if there is a little slider that can be moved from an On to Off position. There should be a little Lock drawn near it.
  5. If there is such a slider, make sure it's set to the Unlocked or Off position.
  6. Put the card back in the camera and close the door.
  7. Turn on your camera and you should be good to go.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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There's a little yellow switch on the left side of your memory card labled "lock" with an arrow pointing down. Push it up. Note: If it doesn't work right away, try uploading all your photos to your computer and then dumping them off of the card.  Push the switch up again and it should start taking pictures again.

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check your SD card if its on write protected,theres a switch on the sd card

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SOURCE: Canon Rebel eos is locked on Card protected. How

Does the card contain pictures shot on another camera? If so, that could be your problem. Download those and format the card in your camera.

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SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
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When I turn on my camera, it wont let me take a picture, it says write protected. If I take out my SB card, then it will let me take a picture. What do I do?

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My camera is saying card protected.So when it says that i can't take or delete pictures.So how can i take that off?

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Card Switch in Downward "Locked" Position (note the arrow by the word "Lock")...


Card Switch in Up "Unlocked" Position...


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