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Memory card is write protected

I have read all the answers about this and tried removing the card and flipping the little switch on the card. The problem is still there. Even if you put a new card in the camera is shows up. The card in the camera now will work fine in another camera but not it in this one. Help?????

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    I have Nikon Coolpix4500. I am having same peoblem. "MEMORY CARD IS WRITE PROTECTED". I would like to know if any one has solution to this problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with this camera. It seems to be a bug with the camera...

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    same prob, kind of annoying, I bought this camera to take pics not as a paper weight!

  • MalayMan Jun 05, 2008

    My memory card don't have the small thing button beside to lock for protected or not.I think that my memory card had bug inside because when i'm trying to format the memory card it say that the memory card is "write protected". Any tools orr software can remove the bug inside.?



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Thank you!

Posted on Apr 01, 2008


*im a new person*
having the exact same problem....

i make sure the card is in the unlock position, put it in the camera, then it says "memory card is write protected". i even tried putting tape on the card so it cant slide down when i put it back in....

pretty annoying

Posted on Mar 30, 2008


Thought the cards have a little tab on them so they can be "write protected" it is a little plastic tab on the side of the memoryMemory card is write protected - 1.gif card you slide up and down. I know most SD cards1.gif have it, CF cards dont so if its anything besides SD memory its probobly the memory card or some little switch or somthing in the camera that tells the camera when the card is in the "Locked" or "Write protected" mode.

Looking at my SD meMemory card is write protected - 1.gifcards1.gif they have a little arrow on the edge and they say "Lock" pointing down, the slider is up. Move yours both ways, maybe it has a bad connection in the card (im not sure what it actualy does) or its in a position the camera thinks its locked?

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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