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Memory card is write protected message

My 2.0 GB card is showing this message on my camera. This has never happened before and it will not allow me to reformat.

What do I do?

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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

If that doesn't work, try another card.

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