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The camera displays "Memory card is write protected"

The write-protect switch is in the proper position. A replacement memory card produced the same message.

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  • ht61 Jan 05, 2009

    My question has not been answered nor a solution to the problem proposed.

  • ht61 Jan 05, 2009

    The card was formatted in a computer. The same message was displayed. If I format the card in the camera I will lose the photos on it.

  • ht61 Jan 06, 2009

    I believe the problem is a faulty micro switch in the card slot. Thank you.

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First off you can plug the camera in using the USB cord or if you have a card reader just insert the card into it. It should show up either way in MY COMPUTER, right click and format the card that should allow you to write to it.

I hope this will help you. Drop me a comment if you still have problems. I will help you.Your vote is highly be appreciated

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Try first formatting the card using the camera menu, if you still get same error the memory card is probably defective and does not accept the format.
In that case replace the memory card.

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Hello ht61

have you tried more than one memory card? if so, does this happen on others as you may just have a faulty memory card which is a 1 out of 100 chance.

Otherwise there is sensor inside the camera that senses the little switch in the memory card. That sensor is supposed to have pressure on it only when the little switch on the memmory card is locked. Use a light and look inside the memory card slot in the camera and look for a little micro switch that may be jammed and when released should bring the camera back to working state.

If that doesn't work, then check your manual for the brands of memory cards recommended for Nikon and if that doesn't help, then I don't know what to tell you. I think personally it is the micro switch on the camera itself that is the problem. let me know if you have any further questions and good luck

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See if there is a lock on the site of your memory card. Some memory Card comes with Lock that can be pushed to unlock!

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    Vanbiak Thanga Dec 31, 2008

    Oh you should have already unlock the memory. Well you can try the Card with another Card reader if it is LOCK



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Format memory card through camera menu format option and try.

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    by formatting memory card, you will lose photo data, but there is no other way to correct this memory card. 
    And problem still exist, then memory card is damaged and format will not correct it. Need new meory card.

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What did the card say?

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