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Lock/read only card message

When I turn on the recorded a lock and read only card message appear on the screen. the recorded won't do anything. Please help

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Make sure all the files from the memory card have been downloaded and saved to the computer. You are going to need to format the memory card to remove the write protect/read only/lock issue. By formatting this will permanently erase all data from the memory card so you are able to use it again.
To format the card: go to Menu - to Submenu - to Format option - Start - then Start again - Press Menu to initiate the process - When done the recorder will be able to be used for recording purposes again.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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