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Write Protect When I turn the camera on to take a picture, a warning comes on saying. "WRITE PROTECT." I don't know how to take it off, or what caused it to come up.

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  • tiffster08 May 26, 2008

    write protect is showing up on my camera!!

  • playboyplay Jul 19, 2008

    when i try to take a picture write protect comes on

  • Adriennemart Feb 02, 2009

    when i turn my camera on{its a ge A835} its saying write protect how do i get this off{when i take the flash memory card out it ok}

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I Had The Same Problem With My Camera. I Figured It Out That It Was Not The Camera, But There Is A Little Switch On The Side Of Your Memory Card, Just Slide That Switch And You Should Be Good To Go.

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Try using another card and see if it gives the same error. Might be a formatting problem.

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"Write Protect" means that something is locked and your device (camera) cannot "write" to it's storage area.
What type of "storage media" are you using?
For example:  the camera's internal memory, a CompactFlash card, a Memory Stick, an "xD-Picture Card" (micro, mini or regular sized), or a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard.
[Did you put something  (a small plastic card of some sort) into a slot on the camera before or after turning it on?
Those little cards usually have a tiny button (also called a switch or lever) on them that will move back and forth to lock (write protect) or unlock it. This sounds like the memory card inside your camera is locked or "Write Protected.

To fix this simply take it out, closely examine the memory for the button- the button will be closer to the word "lock" or "protect" and all you need to do is gently slide it in the opposite direction from where it currently is. Put it back into the camera and see if it still says "Write Protect."

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Rae

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