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Memory card says it write protected

I am unable to take pictures because the memory card suddenly says its write protected.

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Make sure the SD card lock is 'off' and then use thin, opaque sticky tape (ie non see-through; eg insulation tape) to cover the whole gap but keep clear of the metal contacts at the back.
The mechanical lock switch accidentally moves to the "locked" position during insertion due to the poor quality of the switch.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Suddenly the card you have inserted is locked so that's why is says write protected. To unlocked the it get or remove your card from your camera. You can see in your memory card there is a small button her try to slide the button to unlocked. Insert your memory card back to your camera and try to take a picture it will take a picture.

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