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Sony Mavica FD95 Camera

This camera has been a delight in the three years I've had it.  Recently, every floppy disk I put in brings up "DISK PROTECT" on the screen and will not allow a photo.   These are new formatted disks and I have not slid on their builtin protector.  I use only Imation 2HD IBM formatted disks.  I have gone through the menus a dozen times and have not been able to find anything to correct this problem.  I'd deeply appreciate help.  This camera has become a long trusted friend and I'd hate to see it go.  -  Fred

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This is a common problem with the Mavica FD95. There is a little switch in the drive slot to sense the write protect tab on the disk. 

If you hold open the drive door without a disk in, you should see this switch where the write protect tab goes. Try operating the switch with a matchstick a few dozen times to attemp to clean the contacts. If that doesn't work then Very carefully let a drop of switch cleaner run into the switch and try operating it a few times then let it dry. Failing that you might want to open the camera to get to the terminals on the switch and test it with a multimeter.

If the switch is faulty and a replacement is not availble then you could just short(or disconnect) it to fool the drive into thinking any disk is writable. 


Good luck

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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