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Protected feature The pictures on my camera are somehow protected, and now it wont allow me to remove or take any pictures. When I access the protected feature, it won't give me an option to unprotect. It shows up in gray and it jups right over the word "Protected".

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Re: protected feature

There are 2 probable solutions. 1. The images are "protected" by the camera & will show "locked" when you try to erase them. 2. The SD card in the camera is locked. The solution to 1 is to unlock the images in the playback menu. See page 46 of the manual. Note that you need to select "unlock" you can't select protect as they are already protected! Solution 2 is to remove the card from the camera & check the "lock" slider that you can see on the side (although no all cards have this). Set the lock off. You can download the manual from the first link on the following page: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 11, 2007

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