Question about Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera

1 Answer

XD memory card corruption

My xD memory card now says ' write protected ' and will not function at all. I cannot take pics or look at old ones on there as it says there are none on there! What should i do?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,985 Answers
Re: xD memory card corruption - Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

Check the Manual to unlock the card

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a fe-200 olympus camera, after i transferred the images, the memory card say write protect, the memory card has no switch on the side, and now i cant take any pictures happened to both of my memory...

Your camera uses xD memory cards, and they never have a physical locking switch.

Your problem is most likely due to having used the xD card in an external card reader. The host pc sometimes sets the xD card as a "read only" drive. If so you must go back to the host pc and connect the xD card again. If using Windows then click on My Computer and highlight the xD card. Right click and select Properties from the device menu. Uncheck the box marked Read Only.

If that's not the cause of your problem then try re-formatting the card in your camera. NEVER re-format it using a computer.

If those options both fail, try another xD card which is known to be fully functional in your camera. This will determine whether the camera or the card is at fault. The camera is too old to merit the cost of a professional repair, and there's nothing more to be done with a faulty xD card, so replace whichever item is faulty.

You may also wish to consult the user manual for your model which you can download for free from Olympus in .pdf format.

I hope that I've been of assistance, please take a moment to rate my speedy and free answer.

Mar 08, 2011 | Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Yesterday I transferred all my pics from the xd picture card to my computer, nad now I keep getting write error message when I take a pic. The manual says that the card is write protected! How did this...

I don't think the XD card has a lock switch (some do) but what I fully expect is that the memory card requires your to format it to the camera you are using it in. You didn't tell me what camera make or model But you did say you have a manual, look for formatting or it may be called initialize. Formatting clean the surface of the memory card and makes it ready to accept new pictures again.

Jan 26, 2011 | Fuji Digital Cameras

1 Answer

My camera is showing protected card in the face and wont let me take pics. I took the card out to download pics on my computer by inserting the card and once i put it back into the camera this protected...

The normal answer to this problem is to start talking about the 'lock' slider on the side of the memory card. However, your problem must be different because your camera uses the xD-Picture card... and it has no such slider! In this case, the most likely reason is that the card has been corrupted in some way, and the camera's error message is more of a general nature, triggered by some inability to write to the card. Your best bet is to make sure that you've copied all you want off the card and then use the camera's 'format' function to reformat the card. I advise using the camera for the format function because this guarantees the correct file system. If you use your computer to format it, you may easily get the wrong one. However if you need to do it this way, see which file system is currently in use on the drive before you start. Go to "My Computer" and right click on the correct drive and choose "Properties". Examples of filesystems are "FAT" (probably FAT16), "FAT32" and NTFS; to make sure your reformat is successful, ensure you use the same filesystem as before.

Actually, I'd like to thank you for drawing my attention to this, because I've been advising people with SD cards that the error must be caused by the slider... however, from what I've learned now, it's also possible that their cards can be fixed by reformatting, too.

Jan 21, 2011 | Fuji Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera

1 Answer

Internal pics

if it's just seen on the XD card, then those pics were not saved in the internal/built in memory of the camera. Anyway, if you want to delete pics in the XD memory, just insert it in the card reader of your computer then just delete the pictures or format the memory card.


Jul 11, 2009 | Digital Cameras

4 Answers

Is it possible to recover my formatted pictures on my XD card

Deleting or formatting won't make the data in xd card erased permanently.

Those deleted data is still stored on the xd card, it's just invisible or inaccessible. Only the FAT or NFTS table is erased (the information about where those data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors of xd card .

So as long as those data are not overwritten by new data, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.

Try asoftech data recovery program, which can recover data after deeply scanning your xd card drive to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted.

Oct 14, 2008 | Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

2 Answers

Stylus 600. When I turn camera on a blue screen comes up with a message [xD] Write Protect. What does this mean and how do I make it go away?

In order to remove the message of write protect you will need to format the xD memory card. The card has somehow become corrupted. To format the memory card - press Ok - right arrow to Mode Menu - down arrow to Card tab - right arrow to Card Setup - right arrow to Format - Up arrow to Yes and then press Ok. This will permanently delete all images from the memory card and you will be able to start taking images again.

Jul 12, 2008 | Olympus Digital Cameras

1 Answer

Blurred subjects

Fuji uses a 16MB xD card with the camera, which won't hold too many 4 Megapixel photos at the highest quality setting. So you should plan on buying a larger card right away. xD cards are currently available as large as 1GB, and I think 128MB is a good starter size for most people. Be warned that xD cards tend to be more expensive than CompactFlash and SD cards.

Jun 05, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Photos saved to camera !!! need them on memory card.

You can use the Backup function of the camera to get the images from internal memory to your xD card. Go to Mode Menu - Card tab and then Backup function.

Apr 17, 2008 | Olympus Stylus 600 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fuji Digital Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

93729 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Richard Roberts

Level 2 Expert

198 Answers

Are you a Fuji Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides