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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?

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  • tasc0525 May 08, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my xd card. I used it today and looked at the pictures, turned off the camera, and 5 minutes later i had this problem. When i try to take pictures, it says "write protect" and when i try to view my existing pictures, it says no pictures as if the card is blank. When I try to upload the pictures onto my computer, it shows that the folder is empty. Any suggestions?

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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.

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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 Cameras

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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

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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.

cheers!

Jul 11, 2009 | Cameras

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XD card picture error


Try to use a card reader instead. They are only a few dollars. I use one all the time, and hardly ever will use the camera on different models I have.
Never delete from the PC to the camera. It can cause corruption. Once corrupted, you may lose all pictures on the card.
Always delete from the camera, unless you will format the card anyway.
Use the camera and try to delete the bad picture from the camera. this may fix the problem, if not, try to read from another camera or a card reader...don't ever delete from another camera or the card reader.

The last is not good, and that means to format the card, and you will lose all which is on the card.
You may try to copy to internal memory.

One more thing... take out the card. reset all in the camera menu. Then reset all the things you like. Put the card in and try to read each picture in play mode only. If one picture is very slow, delete it. This may take some time as corrupted files may read slowly. then try again.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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