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I need to remove the write protect sign on my camera

It comes up when i turn on my camera, need to remove it, and how to do this

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  • KIM MCGOVERN Jan 04, 2013

    i looked at the memory card and tried what you suggested, but it still comes up the same! it was working fine up untill then.

  • KIM MCGOVERN Jan 04, 2013

    do you have any other ideas why this is doing this, and anything else i can try?

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Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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Write protect sign on olympus e-pm2


Look at the memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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This notch serves as a write protect feature of the memory card. If this thing breaks, the card will remain protected and you can no longer writable.

If this fails, try inserting another card, if shows the same error, it means you camera needs repair.

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