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Everytime i try to take a picture or delete a picture it will not let me, and when I turn on the camera it says protected card what is wrong?

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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 that doesn't work, try another card.

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How to unlock a photo in camara


The protect function allows a user to protect a picture from accidental deletion. To unprotect a picture on your camera, scroll to the protected picture that you want to delete, then press the Menu button (the button to the right of the Play button.) Scroll down the menu and you should come to an option that allows you to Protect/Unprotect the picture. Since your picture is currently protected, deselect that option. You should then be able to delete the picture normally.

Alternatively, you could also format the memory card, however this deletes ALL photos and data you have on the memory card. If you are trying to completely clear the memory, this is the best way. After turning on your camera, simply press the Menu button, scroll to Setup, then scroll down to Format. Select Format, it will ask you if you want to format the memory card, or the camera's built-in memory. Format whichever one you want to clear, if you are using a memory card then your pictures are stored on the memory card. It will take a few seconds to format.

Hope this helps.

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I put my memory card in my card reader and connect it in a computer to delete the pictures in it but everytime I attempt to delete it, it says cannot delete PICT0005, the disk is write protected. Remove...


Hi due to so many questions asked about this here it is. How to deal with memory card locked/write protected error.


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SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card.

There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.



SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

If the lock switch is not on lock:
1. Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
2. Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
3. Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
4. Try to transfer files into the device.


For non-SD cards: Format the card

The data on the memory card may be corrupted.

WARNING: Formatting will delete all the files in the device. Backup all your data before formatting.

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I have a Kodak Easy Share C182 . I want to delete some pictures and it tells me to remove protection to delete, and it also tells me image is protected please tellmje stepby step how to clear this...


The most common cause for telling you that the card is locked is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position.
- see photo below:
Set the lock slider to locked or unlocked.man-3ds-sdcardlockswitch-287-181.png
  • The down position will enable write-protection, locking the card.
  • The up position will unlock the card, enabling you to save and erase data on the card
kodak-easy-idhgrcvb3gwnj1x0htsxmiux-2-2.jpgthe tiny slider is labeled with "Lock"
SD memory card lock Nikon Knowledgebase

Dec 03, 2010 | Kodak Easyshare C182 12MP Digital Camera

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Need to delete protected pictures


Try to remove first the memory card of your camera. After you remove the card you can see a small button at the side of the memory card. Just slide the small button to unprotected. Insert your memory card back to your camera and try to delete pictures.

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I deleted all my pictures and now when I take a picture


May be your memory card's button turned to write protect position. So please switch your button from locked position.

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"the media is write protected"


Look on the memory card, some have a tiny switch that write protects them.

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MY a550 polaroid camera is saying card protected on the screen


When you take the card out, you are storing the pictures on the camera's extremely small internal memory. Is the slide switch on the side of the card in the unlocked position?

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Protected card pops up and i can't take or delete any pictures, but i can look through the pictures.


remove the card. there is usually a switch on the side. turn it to the other position.

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Sounds like you protected the picture. Either unprotect it first, or else just format the card.

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