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Won't read floppies

I hate to give up my SONY camera, but recently it won't read ANY floppies I try to use. It gives the message on the screen "DISK PROTECT" what can I do to resolve this? Please help, I sure don't want to purchase a new one as we've grown old together.

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  • marmit04 Jun 03, 2008

    Camera saves pics to a floppy disk (or a memory card in an adapter that looks like a floppy disk). Camera isn't finding the disk when it's in the camera and gives an error. Unsure what the problem is exactly, but I think something is wrong with the drive inside the camera.  Wondering too if it would cost more to fix than a new camera would.

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Buy only IBM floppys 1 May need to be demagnitize head. Try to reformat the cam itself,read book...

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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    kelly wakem Jun 02, 2007

    Also theres a tab on the floppy, if that tab dont hit the tab switch in unit then you need to send it in...

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