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Card protection seems to be stuck on

I can't take, or erase photos from my Ricoh R4.
I've tried to format the card but when I go to the setup and arrow down to 'format' it won't let me even select the 'format card' button, as I press it I get a msg saying "! card is write protected"

Even when I go to the PLBK STS and arrow down to 'PROTECT' it won't let me select as it keeps bringing up the "! card is write protected' message.

I read the whole user manual and it says how to protect and unprotect etc. but doesn't mention the error message which prevents me from selecting any button

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  • mikeyk Apr 11, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Even using a new card does not solve the problem.

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New cards are dirt cheap these days

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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