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Cant take photos as it says the card is write protected

This only happened recently, i can view photos but can't take them as a blue screen apears with write protected. i don't have the manual or software provied with the camera as i'm away from home. any ideas?

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  • netnet Mar 18, 2008

    exactly the same thing happened to me!

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    i have the same problem, blue screen saying write protect

    and when i plug my computer into the camera

    it does not recognise it as an external memory, but i can still access my photos in it using my camera

    at the top right hand corner while viewing my photos, it has a green key, i do not know how to disable the lock

  • lhot Sep 29, 2008

    my digicam was also like that, when i turn on the screen show write protected and I cant take photo anymore but I can view the pictures save on my cam. How can I fix it???Please help me!

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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.

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