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My camera says memory card is write protected and I can't get it off to take pictures?

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Take a look at your memory card. 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.

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From your description it sounds like your card is full. Are you able to download to your computer? If you are able to do that then try deleting individual photos on the card using the Computer to do so. If you can achieve that then try to Re-format the card back in your Camera. Hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: how to unprotect the memory card

the problem isnt with your camera, its your memory card, and it isnt a problem at all. simple solution- take out your memory card, and on the side there is a tiny switch. all you gotta do is flip the switch. quick and easy. hope that helps anyone.

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SOURCE: MY MEMORY CARD IS WRITE PROTECED MY CAMERA WONT WORK

Remove the memory card from the camera. On the side of the card, there is a tiny button. Push it to the other side of the tiny groove on which it sits. Voila your card is no more write protected. If you are still lost, let me know.

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SOURCE: My memory card on my camera say it is protected

There's a slide switch on one edge of the SD card. Slide it away from the contacts. If that doesn't work, then the sensor inside the camera to detect the switch is stuck.

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SOURCE: The camera says that my Memory card is protected.

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.

If you had protected any pictures on the card, then while viewing that picture press the Menu button. Use up/down to select Unprotect.

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