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How do I erase the "CARD IS PROTECTED" I tried the procedure listed in the operators manual without success.

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Are the images locked? on internal memory? or is it on a sd card?

(SD and MS cards feature a write lock. Unlock the card.)


This maybe useful to anyone whose "lock" toggle has fallen off. The plastic toggle is there to activate a switch in the device (like in digital camera) not on the card. To get the device to see the card as unlocked, just glue a small piece of plastic to fill the slot in the side of the SD card casing. You will loose the SD card lock feature but at least you will be able to write data to the card again Also, if you don't feel like glueing just stick a piece of tape on the side that will work too

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How can i format write protected micro sd card 32gb....

Slide the write protect tab forward to remove the write protection. You cannot format it while it is write protected. Formatting will erase all data on the card. Install the card into a Windows or MAC and wait for the device to detect and mount the card. Use the appropriate procedure for the machine to format the card. See this procedure for additional step-by-step operations after the write protect tab has been moved.

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Hi, i plugged in my SD card on the tv and it played perfectly. Now i wanted to download the photos on my computer but it says its corrupted. BTW i have Panasonic SD HC 16 GB

There must be some eject/remove procedure on the tv that you didn't probably just pulled out the card. The problem is by not using the procedure, the tv was still accessing the data on the card. Pulling it out corrupted it. You may be able to get the pics off of it by using a picture kiosk machine at your nearest Walmart store. If successful, you can get your card working again by formatting it in the camera to completely erase it and optimize it for the camera's operating system.

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I have the Nikon D5000. I have one picture on my memory card that has somehow become locked. Therefore, I have to manually delete ALL my pictures. How do I delete this one picture that is locked/write...

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My card says it is write protected for no seeming reason and is not letting me erase my pics from it.

There are several possible causes for "memory card locked/protected", "memory card error", or "no memory card". The most common cause is having the tiny slide switch on the side of the card in the wrong position. The second most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. There are also other common causes if the above didn't help, with troubleshooting steps for this problem listed here.

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have you tried booting in safe mode?if not try it first.
if you have successfully loged in safe mode. Try using the system restore to restore the system.
if you still have blue screens. do the following.

first try removing the video card and the memory card.
Clean the gold bars using a white eraser.
after cleaning put them back and make sure they are properly inserted in their slots.
Turn on the computer, if the problem still occurs try removing your cd rom drive.
Turn on the computer if the problem still occurs that means your operating system is corrupted or you have a broken harddisk.
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Here is a video tutorial on how to install windows 7 without restarting.

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What is the meaning of card is protected?

Than means you can't erase the data on that card without a password, or administative controls. Someone somehow had requested to make this card protected.

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Erased pictures.

You can try connecting the memory card to a PC via a memory card reader and using an undelete utility to recover the files. Go to this link for a step-by-step procedure and software references (free).

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Check your owners manual about protected photos. There is a setting in the camera's setup that keeps you from accidentally erasing photos.

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My Camrea tells me that the card is protected

Before inserting your SD memory card, slide the write-switch to unlock position. Insert the SD card, go to ‘setup menu’, then ‘format’ , format the SD card. All pictures will be erased. Refer your manual on page 87.

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Protected feature

There are 2 probable solutions. 1. The images are "protected" by the camera & will show "locked" when you try to erase them. 2. The SD card in the camera is locked. The solution to 1 is to unlock the images in the playback menu. See page 46 of the manual. Note that you need to select "unlock" you can't select protect as they are already protected! Solution 2 is to remove the card from the camera & check the "lock" slider that you can see on the side (although no all cards have this). Set the lock off. You can download the manual from the first link on the following page: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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