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Memory card My memory card says it is now protected, How do I unprotect it so I can use it? Thanks Greg

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  • pud11 Dec 25, 2007

    Yes i have the same problem? Please help it is christmas day

    Thanks melissa

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    mine says card protected and will not let me do nothing but turn off and on

  • batman_bw_17 Jan 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, but the lock was not the solution. I have also tried multiple cards in my polaroid t737 and all say card protected on the screen when camera is powered on.



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There sould be a very tiny slide switch on the memory card itself. See the pic

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    Off to the left is the slide switch.

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That sure did the Trick ..Cheers

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My card switch is in the unlocked position. And when the camera is turned on it says card protected, so i pop it in and out and that fixes it. Is there a more permanent fix that popping it in and out everytime?

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Thanks, worked like a charm

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2. On the down-end (which faces outside when it's inside the camera) of the card, you will find a small sliding switch.

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4. Now, it is unprotected and you can use it!

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