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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?

I have had the same camera and card for about 3 years now and i took it out to take a picture of my new tattoo, but it is saying card is write protected and wont let me take pictures. I can view pictures and the only other pace my card has been is in my card slot of my lap top. any ideas on how to fix this or is my card shot??

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    i can look through my photos but i can't take or delete any pictures because a screen pops up saying protected card.

  • ToddThe May 11, 2010

    Is it an SD card? If so, there is a small switch on the side, very small, if it is in the wrong position, the card will be write-protected.

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Take your memory card out of the camera and switch the position of the little "lock" tab. That should fix it and you can start saving images.

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