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Disk Protect My camera won't allow me to take photos. When I insert a floppy I get the message on screen that says 'Disk Protected.' I can't figure out how to get it off and use my camera. ANY help will be appreciated. Thanks so much! Sharon Young Jebavy <><

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  • Dahrel Jan 18, 2008

    I have been unable to use my camera for months and thought I would have to purchase a new camera till I saw your solution---my camera was having,saying and doing the same problem---let me know if something else comes up. Jean

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Undo the disk protection tab on the floppy disk

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When a floppy disc is inserted it flashes disk


The floppy driver has an internal switch that detects when the floppy disk is protected or not.

It is likely such switch is damaged.

It is necessary to open the camera and the floppy drive to fix it.

If you have experience and skills in fixing electronic devices, or want to try it, then you can try its repair.

The alternative is to pay to have repaired, but is more likely that the quote you will receive is to replace the whole floppy drive, which costs around $40.00 plus the repair labor.

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Sounds like you have a bad drive or the disk is corrupted. Did you try a different floppy disk to see if the drive is functioning?

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Sony Mavica FD75 shows NO DISK when disk has been inserted


The floppy driver has an internal switch that detects when the floppy disk is protected or not.

It is likely such switch is damaged.

It is necessary to open the camera and the floppy drive to fix it.

If you have experience and skills in fixing electronic devices, or want to try it, then you can try its repair.

The alternative is to pay to have repaired, but is more likely that the quote you will receive is to replace the whole floppy drive, which costs around $40.00 plus the repair labor.

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I have a digital Sony Mavica FD-95, when I insert a floppy disk into the drive, it reads as "disk protected" when the disk is not protected. Also, when I insert the adapter for the memory stick...


The issue is probably that the storage media you are attempting to use exceeds the equipment's capacity. This is very old technology, and is surely due for replacement.

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You may have a bad floppy... Just like floppy drives in PCs sony floppys do go out. If you search around as I did (sorry don't remeber the link) you can find diagrams on how to replace the floppy and they are available for sale! I think we found some for $25 per. Good hunting!

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The first thing to check is the floppy disk itself is not protected, what this means is on the left/right corner of the floppy disk is a little tab that can be moved up or down. Check to make sure the disk is not locked (usually symbolized by a lock symbol on the disk). If that does not work, you might have a bad floppy drive

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pop out the SD memory card. look for a tiny switch (lever) on the card and move it to the other position (the position that does not say "lock") and try again

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Hi JenneyLou, Install your software that came with your camera. Remove disk from camera and put in computer Open up the web page Go to "Insert Picture From File" Choose "A" drive Find the selected photo Choose and Click OK This will insert the photo. You can now resize to fit the page. Let me know if this helps, nightdiver

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To transfer pictures: 1. Remove the memory card from the camera. 2. Insert the memory card into the floppy disk adapter. Make sure that you insert the memory card into the adapter with the gold side of the memory card facing you and to the right and the silver side of the adapter facing away from you. 3. Insert the floppy disk adapter into the diskette drive on your computer. 4. Double-click the PhotoMAX shortcut on your desktop to open the software. 5. Click Get Photo. 6. Click Album or FlashPath. 7. Click Downlod from FlashPath. The images appear as thumbnails on the album manager window. 8. Double-click the image that you want to edit. The image appears in the image tray. 9. Remove the FlashPath Floppy Disk Adapter from the diskette drive when you are done.

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