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Cannot take pictures anymore and lost my pictures in memory card.

Hi, I try to take pictures and right after I press to capture, "WRITE ERROR" appears in the screen inside a red square
On the top left corner, there is a symbol that I cannot really make out.It looks like a person and a big letter A also in a red square.
It always tells me that there is no image.
What does it mean. I never had problems with the camera and this is troubling me. I am trying to download the instructions.
HELP

Thanks

Claudette how do you remove card protected?

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SD cards have a little 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.

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SOURCE: cannot take pictures anymore and lost my pictures in memory card.

Hi , the only remedy to remove write proctection is to transfer or download all pictures to computer or rewritetable cd,
Format the sim card and donnot set again to write protection the picture .
Protect are located in play menu ,navigate downward you can see protect .

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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