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Have a nikon coolpi S51 . error message saying memory card is write protected. it is not will work in other camera's and tried a new memory card and it says the same thing. skips over format card when trying to accesses it from the setup menu

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  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    ya i have the same problem i got a new one too. I also tried switching the switch but that didn't work either!! what can i do..... or what did i do

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    same

  • KALLETAH Oct 06, 2008

    EACH TIME I TRY TO USE THE CAMERA IT TELLS ME MEMORY CARD IS WRITE PROTECTED. I SWAP OUT THE MEMORY WITH ANOTHER AND IT'S SAY THE SAME THING. I FORMATED THE CAMERA AND UP LOAD ALL MY IMAGES TO MY DESK IN HOPE THAT IT WOULD HELP... AND NO RESULTS!!! I AM PISSED, BECAUSE I USE MY CAMERA EVERY DAY. HOW CAN THIS PROBLEM BE FIXED? OBVIOUSLY IT'S NOT THE MEMORY CARD.

  • kristin663 Nov 14, 2008

    i have the exact same problem...the memory card is unlocked, even a new one, and still get the same error message that it is "write protected".

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If this problem is dealing with an SD-Card, there should be a little switch on the side of it. Just switch it off of lock. It worked for me.

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I had the same problem and was on here looking for a solution and my friend just told me the card has a little catch on the side which can accidentally get pushed into protect card position. So all you need to do is slide the tiny catch on the side of your card in the opposite direction and it should work perfectly again.

Hope this helps you as it did me!

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I'm having the exact same problem with my s51 camera and have been frustrated with it for a while now.

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Ususally this happens when switch is moved on memory card-odd that it would say it for 2 cards-try one last sd card -if not camera issue-make sure slider switch is not locked on card

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Dear Hannahboggs9,
I am not quite sure of what is the make of your Memory card however most of the memory cards have a small switch on side that could be toggled to make it write protected. I am sending you a link with picture to make it more clear.
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