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Cant delete morning, I have dug out my old camera (this model) for my sister, but now remember I had trouble deleting pictures, when i press delete it comes up with write protected, how do I cancel this setting, even when i go to menu where, protect, drop etc it does not allow me to get itno it, I do hop[e you understand me, I am sure my 8 yr old played around with it, can't wait to hear from you. Kris

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  • perrie22 Nov 16, 2007

    oh my god thankyou soo much, what does that little white thing do, you are amazing, you have a great day. Love Kris



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Well... If it's telling you that it's write-protected, then you most likely have an SD memory card in the memory card slot.

Take this card out of the memory slot. Inspect the memory card for a small, white tab on the side of the card. Notice that this tab slides up and down. Move it in the opposite direction of it's current position.

Insert the card into the camera, turn it on and see what happens then.

Keep in mind that the camera also has built-in flash memory. If it wasn't the SD memory card, then perhaps there is a setting in the camera's options that was used to write-protect the internal memory as well? (Doubt that's the case with the internal memory, however. Never heard of a camera doing that before.)

I'm sure that checking the mem card and sliding the white tab forward will fix your problem. Let us know.


Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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    Cory Kielion Nov 16, 2007

    Hehehe.. Wow. You're very welcome.

    That little white thing IS the write-protect tab.

    If you slide it ONE way, it keeps you from writing over data on the card. It's a way to protect your images from accidental deletion.

    Have fun. :)




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