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Card Protected When I try to delete a video from the camera, Card Protected shows on the screen. How do I "unprotect" it?

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  • MudNMow Feb 09, 2008

    Oops, responded too soon. I "unlocked" the card and it still says card protected.

  • MudNMow Feb 11, 2008

    it is in the camera

  • MudNMow Feb 16, 2008

    I already tried the unlock option... it still doesn't unprotect the card.

  • MudNMow Mar 10, 2008

    The card is in the camera. I took it out and switched the position of the lock. Didn't work. Tried again. Didn't work. It's now in the and still says "card protected."



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I have the same camera and I have trouble getting SD memory cards to work. I have the same problem as the person above ( locked ) and it is not due to the physical switch on the card itself. I have read the web . googled it and found that the card reader in my laptop does not read larger size sd cards and can format them if they are not in fat16 format an show them as locked. Someone on another board recd a format through a win2000 and xp machine with the same card reader.

I tried it with a card reader that failed in vista (my laptop) and it worked on win2k and barffed on xp. This is far from a simple answer but I felt it might help.

I have tried the format through the poloroid rohs ( caa-03040s )
through win vista laptop cardreader that works and reads other (properly formatted ) sd cards

and I tried it with Vista sp1 newly installed (what a cumbersome pig) and with a rec'd patch from microsoft. both failed.

then there is a Panasonic sd card format utility that never worked for me on a vista but on xp . much love !

If I had to do it again and save 4 hours of worktime .. get an xp machine and then get the flash memory makers to put out a good freeware utility

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I already tried that - no avail.

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Take the card out it will have a switch on the side of it that locks and unlocks

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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    James wood Feb 09, 2008

    do you have it in a card reader or in the camera


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