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Does your camera have an SD card or something similar e.g. XD card etc?
Remove the memory card from your camera and look on the side of your memory card for a small tab which you can slide up and down. It sounds like you may have write-protected your card and need to enable it again by sliding the tab in the other direction.

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Suddenly the card you have inserted is locked so that's why is says write protected. To unlocked the it get or remove your card from your camera. You can see in your memory card there is a small button her try to slide the button to unlocked. Insert your memory card back to your camera and try to take a picture it will take a picture.

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When memry card is write protected, you can not write (save) anything on it. There is a tiny botton which is set to write protect to prevent the content of the memory be written over. When you write over another file (picture) the old one will be destroyed.

If you would like to write to your memory, you have take out the memory and move the botton to other side of the write protect and insert it back in your camera. Now you can take picturs and save them on the memory stick.

You would want to write protect if you do not want accidently replace an old stored picture with the new one.

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