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Memory card?? I posted before about when I turn my camera on it says the card is write protected but the lock switch isn't on. I tried cleaning it as suggested but that still doesn't work. Is there some kind of setting in the camera that would fix it?

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The way to check that for sure is to try your card in another camera or a card reader on a computer. If you can write to it fine there, then the problem is likely to be in the socket where the card goes into the camera - check there are no bent pins or dirt or corrosion. Also if you can borrow another card, try that in your camera and see if you get the same problem. If the card still says it is protected in another machine, and another card works fine in your camera, then the fault is with the card. Unfortunately these are rarely fixable, but if you take the card to an electronics shop, or fancy trying yourself, then if it is opened up the problem might be a mechanical problem with the write protect switch and it may be repairable, but it would be a fairly complicated job and certainly no guarantee of success. Hope this helps :)

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May be you should see the settings of your memory card, may be its lock! try to configure in it!

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SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

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