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My camera has placed a Protected card ! on my camera without my approval

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No! I do not think your camera has placed a Protected card ! on my camera without my approval. Pull out your memory card and look for a very small "latch" at one of its sides. Push it the other way and try to access it again. This "latch" is the "lock/protection."

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Is the slide switch on the side of the card in the locked position?

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Eject the card from the camera and slide the tab on the side to the unlocked (unprotected) position and *carefully* reinsert.

Sliding the card into the camera may be causing it to move to the locked position, and removing it causes it to slide back to unlocked. Try a small amount of scotch tape over the tab and slowly slip the card back into the camera. You may need to remove some tape for it to fit into the slot - so go *easy*.

Good luck!

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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L20 card is protected. Slide switch is in correct position, put new card in switch in the correct position, same message. Cards work in computer. Removed batteries, hour, and no difference.


The problem may be the card type or size. There are limitations to what the camera can support. Here is a link to a table of supported memory cards (Brand/size/type) that the Coolpix can accmmodate.
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16341/~/approved-memory-cards---coolpix-l20%2F-l19

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My fujifilm finepix jx 300 says protect card even after sliding the switch on memory card to unlock


check if in the card slot is any debris. You could try to clean the contacts of the xD memory card with a dry cloth. Place the card on a flat underground and press firmly on the cloth. Don't press without a flat underground, because you could easy break the card.
It also could be some of your pictures are protected. You have to unprotect the pictures first.

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"card protected " appears whenever i attempt a


Take the memory card out of your camera. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again. Then put the card back into the camera.

If that doesn't work, try another card.

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What is the meaning of card is protected?


Than means you can't erase the data on that card without a password, or administative controls. Someone somehow had requested to make this card protected.

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MEMORY CARD ERROR, CARD LOCKED BUT IT ISN'T LOCKED HOW CAN I FIX IT


When this problem occur you need to set the memory card unlock or not protected. Remove the memory card from camera and you can see a small button in the memory card, so you need to slide that to set the memory card unlock or not protected.

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SD card Protected


It sounds like the tiny locking switch on the SD card has accidently been set to "lock". Remove the card from the camera and slide the switch to the opposite position. That should do it.

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Nikon Coolpix 4600: Problem: It won't take any photos, it reads: THIS CARD CANNOT BE USED. The card is 128 MB. I purchased a new card: 2GB but it won't work also. My manual says to clean the contacts...


1) Have you formatted the cards?

2) Try the cards in the card reader in your computer to see if they can be read.

3) Try the "switch off camera - remove and replace battery - switch on camera" trick with the original 128 Mb card in place. This will reset the camera's memory.

4) Note the type of card is important - not all cards can be used in a camera (especially some of the latest bigger ones) - check the type of cards supported by your camera.

I found this at the Nikon USA site (note that the 2 GB card is not listed - as said "Cards are not all the same" and use different drivers to operate them):

Question Which Secure Digital Cards are approved for use in the Coolpix 4600/5600? trnsp.gif Answer The Nikon Quality Department has tested the following cards and approved their use in the Coolpix 4600/5600:

SD memory cards:
SanDisk 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB, 512MB*, 1 GB
Panasonic 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB*,1 GB
Toshiba 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 128 MB*, 256 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB

*High speed type of 10 MB/s or over

Other brands and capacities of cards may work, but Nikon cannot guarantee their operation. Check with the manufacturer of the third-
party card for compatibility information. Nikon recommends keeping one of the approved cards available for troubleshooting.

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