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SD memory card problem

I just bought a optio S and i absolutly love it. the only problem i have is that the camera write these protection code on my SD card and i have no way of cut and paste, or edit the pictures or delete them when im trying to read the SD card with the lexar jumpdrive trio. i installed all the drivers and stuff for my camera, and i still cant delete and pictures off the SD card with a reader. im not sure what i did but it seems my laptop is the only computer that could access the card. tried it on different computer and i couldnt get pass the protection on the card.

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Re: SD memory card problem

Have you tried sliding the little switch on the card out of the "lock" position?

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