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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

When I cut the power on, there is a screen message that
reads "the memory card is protected." The camera will
not function. Help, please!

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Problem solved. Thank you to hankdewald!

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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The memory card has a small slide lock on it. It may have been inadvertantly locked. Just slide the lock to the other position and try card again.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007


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