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Disk Protect Problem

I have a Sony Mavicap MVC-FDR1. Suddenly, I cannot save to new floppy disks. The "Disk Protect" sign appears on the screen whenever I try to save a photo. If I put in a disk that already has photos on it, I can save additonal photos on that disk. But, you cannot erase an incorrect picture. I have tried to format the disk....will not let me format. I have checked disk type...they are exactly the same as old disks. I have checked...the lock tab is in the unlocked position. What is going on? Is there a setting that can the accessed to remove this protection? Can anyone help?? Thanks, RVerrette

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Try to use a can of air and blow out the inside where the disk goes. The sensor may be dirty.

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The first thing to check is the floppy disk itself is not protected, what this means is on the left/right corner of the floppy disk is a little tab that can be moved up or down. Check to make sure the disk is not locked (usually symbolized by a lock symbol on the disk). If that does not work, you might have a bad floppy drive

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SOURCE: CAN'T ERASE PHOTOS

you used to much room on your cd rom nothing you can do but use a new cd.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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