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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If your photos are stored on the memory card, then removethe memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader.Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of yourworking computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device oran external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card andcopy the photos to your computer.Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. Youcan copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off yourmemory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing anyprograms.
You didn't specify the make and model of your camera, so I'm going to assume it uses SD and/or SDHC cards. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If this doesn't do it, try another card.
Sounds like you will need to format the memory card. This will permanently erase all the data from the card and then you will be able to use it again. To format the card: Press the Menu button - right arrow to Setup - Press Ok- right arrow to format option. You will see format yes or no. Choose Yes and press ok. This will clear the write protect message and the card can be used again.
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.