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Every time i go to record or format my Sd card an error comes up telling me to check cards write protection switch

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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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My camcorder indicates there is an sd card but will not record to it


Check to make sure the type of SD. card matches what the maufacturer calls for. Also the SD card may need to be formatted before you can record to it. Check your intruction manual to find out how to format the card. One last thing to check is if the SD card is locked. Usually on one of the corners there is a sliding tab used to protect and unprotect against recording over any material that may be on the card. Hope this helps.

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Memory Card Locked / write protected error.


Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.


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SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.



SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


For non-SD cards: Format the card

The data on the memory card may be corrupted.

WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.





Memory card write protected, memory card locked, memory card will not read, can't use memory card.

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Apacer sd card


Hi Eric Chen,
there could be a couple of reasons the sd card is write protected,

1) Write protection enabled
- If it's the standard size sd card there's a switch on the left hand side.

2) May need to be reformatted
- First backup anything on the sd card to another location (ie: a folder on the desktop)

Go into you computer/file manager (some times called my computer) select the drive letter of the sd card (may listed as removal disk)
right click -> format, check that the right size is specified then click format (double check correct drive)
Then copy the files back.


Also you maybe able to use your camera to format the sd card instead.

Mar 08, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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did you format the card after putting it in the recorder?
press menu
use toggle switch (the scrolling wheel on the right side) to scroll till you find sd card on the menu
push in on toggle switch to select it when you have sd card on the screen
when you do that you'll see 2 choices remain or format
select format then press in on toggle switch
you will be asked if you're sure you want to format the sd card
select yes
the manual said it is important to format your card in the recorder
hope this helps
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Unable to format sd card. Keeps saying protected when it's not.


1) Check to make sure the SD card itself does not have the protect switch in Locked position. There is a physical locator as you had with floppy disks to prevent erasure.

If they are not locked, the tab switch that contacts the tab when it is not locked may be dirty, bent or broken. A visual check in the slot can tell you if there is damage.

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I have a JVC 20 GB camcorder. Model GZ-MG2-1U. Before I tried to install an 8MB SD I selected on the menu to protect all. I turned the camera off, installed the SD card, turned the power on and then I...


There should not be anything to install when inserting an SD card, all you do is put the card in the card slot. If you tell it to format you have to go into the menu first and tell the camera which you are referring to the card or the harddrive. If you didnt change the setting to SD card when you did give it the format command than that is why your data was lost. If you are having an SD card error make sure that the little slide switch on the card is set as not to protect the card that will give the error sometimes. I hope this helps

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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.

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If you should see the warning message "CARD ERROR" in the LCD Display, please check the following: Always choose reliable quality SD Cards. Toshiba Digital Cameras are tested for maximum performance with Toshiba SD Cards, Delkin SD Cards and Panasonic SD Cards. These are leading brands in the development of standard SD technology. Performance by other brands of SD cards may vary. Check the LOCK switch on the SD Card. The camera can not save images to an SD Card when it is in the lock protected position. If the SD Card is NEW, it may be necessary to FORMAT the card. This only applies to NEW SD Cards. If you format a card with images, all images will be erased. You can FORMAT your card periodically to maximize capacity and erase 'unseen' files, please be sure to download all images before choosing FORMAT as all images will be erased. Your Toshiba Digital Camera is designed for use with SD Cards. MultiMedia Cards are similar in size and shape to SD Cards, although with close inspection you will find that SD Cards have a different 'PIN" connection configuration, are slightly thicker in size, and have a manual slide LOCK switch on the side. Toshiba Digital Cameras are not designed or guaranteed to accept MultiMedia Cards. Please be sure to look for SD Cards from Toshiba, Panasonic and Delkin, the leaders in SD Card Technology.

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