Question about Aiptek A-HD 720P Flash Media Camcorder
For some reason, the SD card in your camera is being viewed as write protected. There is a small "switch" on the SD card that slides. Slide it up and down a few times and try it again. If that does not work, here is the solution that worked for my camera. Place masking tape (opaque, used for painting) over both positions of the switch. I had to put 2 pieces to make it inflexible. Be sure not to get tape on the metal contact points. I hope this works for you. It fixed mine, although I don't really understand why. If this doesn't work, try a new card.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
You probably need to check the SD card and make sure the "lock" switch isn't pushed down. If it isn't then you may have to format the memory card
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
I had the same problem, and after trying (unsuccessfully) 3 different SDHC card, I finally figured it out.
My camera (A-HD v5v, firmware version 1.600) had a problem supporting FAT32 file system (virtually all SDHC cards would come formatted with this file system), and could only support FAT16 file system.
I've conducted an experiment, by formatting 4 GB SDHC card with FAT16 file system, and using it with camera. It worked (did not get message "Card Protect"), but this procedure will not help with any other SDHC cards, since natural limit for FAT16 file system is 2 GB (absolute limit is 4 GB), and therefore cannot be used with SDHC cards bigger than that. Of course, as soon as I formatted same card with FAT32, I've got the same message - "Card Protect".
Anyhow, solution for this problem is to either:
1. Use only SD cards up to 2 GB size, and formatted with FAT16, or
2. Get updated firmware from Aiptek, which will fix this problem
Unfortunately, #2 is not a clear option, since current available firmware for this camera (2.002) does not list in its Change Log any fix related to above problem. So far, I have not tried new firmware, and therefore I can’t confirm if it will work or not.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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