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The SD card is write protected - how do you change this?

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have been using the same card in my camera since I bought it a little less than a month ago. I took the card from my computer today and put it in my camera and it says "Memory card is protected (reset switch on memory card)" I tried flipping the swich up, and then down again, and back...each time putting the card back in my camera only to get the same result. I put another card in, same message popped up. A third worked, but still neither of the first cards I tried are working.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

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Hello,
I have the same problem, but my card has no switch...
kdr

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

Ok ok i found a solution. so on the side of the card there should be little switch. Make sure its up

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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This is all because of the external memory. firstly, you check the external memory. In some memory there is a small locking system check that first.If that doesn't work back your file and buy the new memory for the camera. thats all you people need to do.


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bms(bibek)

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

  • bms_2_stha Mar 28, 2009

    or format the memory card using computer(full format)

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SD Card Write Protect


Good day,

This tip will explain how to remove the write protect from your SD Card.

This is a easy fix and won't take a minute.

First remove your SD Card from your device. You will see on the side of the SD Card that there is a small switch. If your SD Card complains about being write protected simply put the switch in the opposite position. Some of the SD Cards even have the word LOCK on near the switch indicating the direction the switch must be to LOCK the card.

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Once the switch is changed you can put the SD Card back into your device and the problem of write protection would be solved.

Please feel free to let me know if this tip was able to help you!

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Once the switch is changed you can put the SD Card back into your device and the problem of write protection would be solved.

Please feel free to let me know if this tip was able to help you!

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This tip will explain how to remove the write protect from your SD Card.

This is a easy fix and won't take a minute.

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Once the switch is changed you can put the SD Card back into your device and the problem of write protection would be solved.

Please feel free to let me know if this tip was able to help you!

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Good day,

This tip will explain how to remove the write protect from your SD Card.

This is a easy fix and won't take a minute.

First remove your SD Card from your device. You will see on the side of the SD Card that there is a small switch. If your SD Card complains about being write protected simply put the switch in the opposite position. Some of the SD Cards even have the word LOCK on near the switch indicating the direction the switch must be to LOCK the card.



Once the switch is changed you can put the SD Card back into your device and the problem of write protection would be solved.

Please feel free to let me know if this tip was able to help you!
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