Question about Sony Mavica MVC-FD87 Digital Camera
Try to use a can of air and blow out the inside where the disk goes. The sensor may be dirty.
Posted on Apr 15, 2007
Just unprotect the floppy disks...
Posted on Feb 05, 2007
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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.
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