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Card When I turn the Camera on it says Protected Card and it want take pictures. What do I do?

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Take the card out and see if it is the "Locked" position. Try flipping it to the unlocked position and hopefully that will work. If it's locked i prevents new photos or information from being saved on to the card.

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Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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