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I was using san disk 2gb in my niken coolpix memory card write protected error messageThis error message started suddenly

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  • syedakhan Mar 05, 2009

    tried the sd card lock button still getting the write protected error message in my Nikon digital camera

  • syedakhan Mar 07, 2009

    I changed the card ,checked the lock key in unlock position then try to format from menu option it kept on skipping format option...no luck so far

  • syedakhan Mar 07, 2009

    Nikon coolpix 5600.Thanks .

  • adamofocala Apr 12, 2009

    Same thing is happening to my P4 Nikon.  The format option in the menu settings is grayed out though and it skips right over it, not allowing the card to be formatted in the camera.  I've tried 1gb, 2gb, 8 gb cards, all same issue.  The slider switch on the cards have been tried in both locked and unlocked positions.  It still says 
    Memory Card is write protected" on the lcd.  If anyone knows how to fix this, will be very grateful!!!

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Hi there and welcome to FixYa.

Check your card, there is a little switch on the side of the card. One side says locked and the other side says unlocked. Move the switch to unlocked and put it back in and try it again.

Rob

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Rob Mar 05, 2009

    Ok then, have you formated the card in the camera using the menu? That should fix it. If it doesn't let me know. If it does, then you can change the rating to a FixYa.



    Rob



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    Rob Mar 07, 2009

    What model of Nikon are you using?

  • Rob
    Rob Mar 07, 2009

    Ok, so you have:



    Turned the Mode Dial to Setup.

    Then use the 4 way directional button to scroll down to format the memory card.

    Then choose Format.

    Then scroll right.

    Then scroll up or down to Format.

    Then press the ok button. It will say formatting.



    Then your done. This will format your SD card if the switch on the card is unlocked.



    Try it and let me know how it goes.



    Rob

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    Rob Mar 29, 2009

    Ok, here is your problem. Your trying to use a card that's too big for your camera. Try a smaller card and you will see a difference.



    Rob

  • bkc_tjd Oct 01, 2010

    thank you rob i try what u have said and you are right!:) i found the swith and i move and my camera its working now:) thank you so much! lots of kisses to you and hugs umwuaaaaaccchhhuuuggggsss......\(-.-)/ :)) cheers buena

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