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Removable disk My removable memory stick keeps informing me that the pictures are read only and write protected. Therefore I cannot edit or delete them. I have tried copying over the pictures and reformatting it by enlisting the aid of the Sony people. After numerous experiments they say there is nothing wrong with the stick. It has worked perfectly until two days ago. Can it be a fault in the printer?

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Is there a lock (small switch) on the memory stick?

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