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Disk Protect I use floppy disks to save my images on my Sony Digital Mavica and every time I put in a new disk it reads "disk protect" can anyone help. please!

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Re: Disk Protect

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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Re: Disk Protect - Sony Mavica MVC-FD87 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

Just unprotect the floppy disks...

Posted on Feb 05, 2007

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Sony Mavica FD95 Camera

This is a common problem with the Mavica FD95. There is a little switch in the drive slot to sense the write protect tab on the disk. 

If you hold open the drive door without a disk in, you should see this switch where the write protect tab goes. Try operating the switch with a matchstick a few dozen times to attemp to clean the contacts. If that doesn't work then Very carefully let a drop of switch cleaner run into the switch and try operating it a few times then let it dry. Failing that you might want to open the camera to get to the terminals on the switch and test it with a multimeter.

If the switch is faulty and a replacement is not availble then you could just short(or disconnect) it to fool the drive into thinking any disk is writable. 


Good luck

Oct 19, 2007 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD95 Digital Camera

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When a floppy disc is inserted it flashes disk

The floppy driver has an internal switch that detects when the floppy disk is protected or not.

It is likely such switch is damaged.

It is necessary to open the camera and the floppy drive to fix it.

If you have experience and skills in fixing electronic devices, or want to try it, then you can try its repair.

The alternative is to pay to have repaired, but is more likely that the quote you will receive is to replace the whole floppy drive, which costs around $40.00 plus the repair labor.


Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD100 Digital Camera

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How to shut off disk protect

The write protection is on the floppy diskette itself. Make sure the little sliding latch is covering the hole on the right side of the diskette. If you see through two holes on the diskette it is on write protect.

Jun 23, 2008 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD75 Digital Camera

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Keeps saying disk protect

These old electronics tend to be tempermental, just like my old 1988 Nintendo....when the problem persisted, I held the disk slot open and went Nintendo-style on it (blow the dust out of the disk slot). That cleaned off the disk reader. I put the disk in, and it started reading the disk instantly.

Jan 21, 2008 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD90 Digital Camera

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Sony mavica mvc-fd91 digital camera

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

Nov 29, 2007 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD91 Digital Camera

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Won't read floppies

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

Oct 24, 2006 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD85 Digital Camera

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Disk Protect

undo the disk protection tab on the floppy disk

Jun 06, 2006 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD87 Digital Camera

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Problems with pc reading floppy after taking images

Hi JenneyLou, Install your software that came with your camera. Remove disk from camera and put in computer Open up the web page Go to "Insert Picture From File" Choose "A" drive Find the selected photo Choose and Click OK This will insert the photo. You can now resize to fit the page. Let me know if this helps, nightdiver

May 19, 2006 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 Digital Camera

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FD-81 ... Can it use the memory Stick Adapter

I have a Mavica FD81, and I do not believe you can use the memory stick adapter with it. This camera came out long before the adapter was available. The manual only mentions floppy disks.

Sep 13, 2005 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD81 Digital Camera

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