Nikon Coolpix 5200 Getting Message ""Memory Card is Write Protected"
Turned camera on and getting message ""Memory Card is Write Protected", cannot take pics or delete off card or do anything to card for that matter. Take card out and can write to internal memory.
What is the problem.
Inspect your SD card carefully. Some SD cards come with a write-protect lock switch on the side of the card. When looking at an SD card from the top there is one required notch on the right side (the side with the diagonal notched corner) and on the left side there is usually a switch. This is the write-protect switch. When this write-protect switch is in the down position (away from the end that is inserted) then it is write protected and read-only. When the switch is in the up position it is write enabled.
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Look at your memory card. SD cards have a 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.
Look at your memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a 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.
Solution 1 Card has a protection tab, it could be in the locked position, try moving it. then try in camera.
Solution 2 use a progran like Image Rescue, downloadable from www.lexamedia.com to save images & then re format card