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Memory Card is write protected

I am trying to take a picture and it has a message on the front saying the memory card is write-protected. What do I do?

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Does your MMC have a Lock/Unlock swap features? if it does. Then Unlock it. Or, you might want to format it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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