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Turn off card protection

I am getting an error messafge that the memory card is protected, how do I unprotect it, ican't take pics

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  • ghost21225 Apr 03, 2008

    i just brought an 1gb micro SD card and i can't take pictures. it says card protected. the card is in unlocked position.



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The SD card has a small "lock" slide switch on its side. Simply slide it away from the contacts edge.


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