Question about Cameras

1 Answer

I have a 2GB Sandisk for my camera, the lock is missing teenage daughter broke it off, now I am having trouble deleting the photos she left on the card and It will not let me format it to erase them either. It keeps saying that the disk could not format it is write protected. Is there anyway to format the disk and overrride the lock to format this disk and make it usable again? Thanks Really Frustrated!

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cameras Master
  • 4,738 Answers

Yes there is a fix. Please see this blog post, paying particular attention to the illuastrated tape fix.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

5 Answers

Recover photo

The best way to recover deleted photos from memory card is to use some memory card photo recovery software, a good one is asoftech photo recovery. You may refer to this guide
Memory card photo recovery guide
hope this helps.

Feb 21, 2013 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

1 Answer

I have a Sandisk memory card, and everyone I try to take a picture or delete a picture from the camera itself or on the computer, it wouldn't allow me. This has been happening for over 2 months now and...

Try the locking mechanism on the side. It can lock sometimes if it is loose,as you put it into the slot. If necessary tape it in unlocked mode. It (the switch) will appear on the upper left hand corner of the SD card or micro SD adapter.

Sep 03, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

1 Answer

Micro sd 2gb (sandisk) is problem keylock or code

Good day,
There is a switch on the adapter that allows to lock or unlock write-protection. This feature is used to ensure you do not mistakenly delete your pictures, videos or contacts. It is on the top left hand side picture above. Pull the tab up or down to lock or unlock as you wish.
Hope this helps.

Dec 30, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

1 Answer

My phone says my SD card is locked so I can't delete photos or anything how do I unlock it?

Look carefully at the card; It has a little switch on it's left side.
Change it's position (usually UP means Unlocked) and you're ready to go! :)


Aug 18, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

2 Answers

How to delete images off a sandisk extreme 3 2.0gb compact flash%3F

Pop your memory card into your card reader, wait about 15 secs and it will appear on your computer as a drive. Double click on this drive and you will see either a lot of icons corresponding to the photos on the card or a lot of thumbnail pictures of the photos. Again right click on the drive and click on select all on the popup box. When all the icons or thumbnails are highlighted left click on them and the click on delete on the next popup box. Whatever you do DON'T try to format the card with your computer. If you want to format a memory card for a camera always use the camera's format function to do so.

By the way, the photos can also be removed by using the delete function in your camera's menu display.

Make sure the record inhibit tab on the memory crd isn't activated. If it is you won't be able to delete anything.

Apr 21, 2010 | SanDisk Extreme III 2GB Secure Digital...

1 Answer

Card inserted into driver is not allowing me to view or copy photos. You can see the photos on the camera itself but USB is not working either.

there is a lock beside that scandisk adaptor, make sure its not lock, change the lock to unlock and try it

rate this

Nov 10, 2009 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

1 Answer

Camrea memory card issue.

In what position is the slide switch on the side of the card?

Aug 26, 2009 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

2 Answers

My SanDisk memory card for my HP Photosmart R740 wont let me format the card or delete photos from the camra or take new photos, please help!

The card may have failed on you or the write protect slide over enough to lock the card. Take the card out and looking at the label to the left is a notch on the side. In the notch will be a tiny button or slide. Move it to the top (away from the gold connectors) to unlock. If you still cannot delete you may have a dud card. You can try to reformat on a different computer or with a different operating system. For example windows won't work but Mac or Linux might work.

Jul 09, 2009 | SanDisk 2GB Secure Digital Memory Card

1 Answer

SanDisk Cruzer® Micro 2GB WON'T Download pictures

Try using Windows Explorer to copy them. I'll try to help you out.

When you plug the drive in and a window pops up, select "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer". If they show up in the right pane as thumbnails, select View>Details from the menu at the top.

Left click the top picture, then scroll all the way down to the bottom. Press and hold the <Shift> key, then left click the last picture in the list. This should highlight all the files.

Right click on any of the pics, then go down to "Send to...". This opens several choices, but you probably should choose "My Documents". This will copy all of your pics into your My Documents folder.

Once you get them there you can move them to your My Pictures folder in much the same way.

Oct 03, 2008 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

43 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76691 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides