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Help! When i put a Sd memory card in my camcorder/camera and i try to take a picture it says "Card Protect" on the screen and i am not able to take a picture or record. Ive made sure the Sd card wasnt on lock but it still doesnt let me take pictures or record.In the users manuel it states to "set the SD card to writable" but i do not know how to do that. What do i do help!

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I am also facing the same problem(it keeps on saying CARD PROTECT having card lock symbol on the LCD screen).I have made sure the card is unloacked and is inserted in the camcoder.But with No Luck it keeps on saying its been locked..If any one can help with this it would be great

  • lfranco6990 Aug 02, 2008

    i have the same problem i can not take picture or video because it says card protect. i have taken any steps but return the camera thinking it was the camera but got a new one the same style



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The little lock lever on the side of the card is too long and telling the camera its inwrite protect mode try another brand of card ozdigiman

Posted on Feb 27, 2007



The same thing happened to me and i don't know what to do either but as i was currently researching it i found a solution that when you were editing it or putting it on the computer an issue accured that you pressed something that makes you not able to delete, record, or take pictures....

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"memory full" but SD cards are empty

Not sure if it will be this, but has the SD card got locked by accident? There is a little sliding button on the side of the card, which can be locked to protect the content. My camera shows the card as full if I accidentally lock the card. You can just slide it back again to unlock it. I never noticed the button was there until I accidentally knocked it while loading the card in and out of my PC to transfer the photos.

Please Help

hmmm you should try the followings:

First insert your SD card and try to make a copy of your pics from camera memory to your SD card. And then use this SD card to your computer.

Or Using Camera manufacturer and model no. search some driver and software for you so that you can transfer the pics to computer.

if still not fix, let me know your manufacturer and model no.


Need help working my camcorder/camera

In order to record, the camera needs to have a memory card installed. This particular camera needs an SD format card. If the camera does not have a card installed, the card is not properly formatted, or the card is full, you will not be able to record. Also, these cards have a write protect lock tab. Make sure that the tab is not in the lock position. The card should be formatted FAT32. If you can read the card on your computer, make sure it is not full and that the card is formatted FAT32. If you have another camcorder or camera that uses SD cards, you might want to try formatting the card, just to be sure.

Screen says 'card locked' but the card is not locked

Step 1 - Check to see if SD memory card or SDHC memory card's write protect tab is set to "Lock" -
Unlock the write protect tab.

Step 2 - Try another SD memory card or SDHC memory card to see if the problem also occurs. If not, the memory card is faulty, if the problems doesn't go away, the camera is broken.

Everytime I put the SD Memory card and I try to take a picture or video it says card protect and won't let me do anything. What should I do?

Take the memory card out of your camera and look at it. 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. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

If that doesn't work, try another card.

Everytime I put the SD Memory card and I try to take a picture or video it says card protect and won't let me do anything. What should I do?

i had this same problem... take your SD memory card to a computer, and format it then it should work.

Once loaded into a computer: 1) locate drive under My computer that should say SD or removable disk 2) right-click and then click the format tab 3) one the window is open format the SD card . . . it will erase everything on the card but it should solve your issue.

I put a new memory card in our Kodak EasyShare

Your camera is only supporting SD/MMC Cards (up to 1 GB)
The card that you currently have might be faulty. Please try another card.

You might also need to switch the camera over to saving pictures directly onto the SD card.
1: Menu 2: Cam settings 3: Chose AUTO or SD card option Press OK
Note: If the SD card isn't in the camera or is unreadable the camera will automatically go back to saving you taken pictures on the internal memory.

My olympus camedia d-540ZOOM writes " write protect" on its screen... so, I can't take pictures, can't edit them.I can't even move the pictures to a pc inserting the memory card directly...

Take your memory card out and move the tiny plastic switch on it to "unlock" or whatever it says. If that doesn't help, try another card. If that still doesn't help, come back and we'll try something else!

Camera screen said SD card is locked when I installed an SD card

The SD card has a lever on the side of it. Move it to the other position.That is to prevent accidental erasing.

What does write protect mean?

"Write Protect" means that something is locked and your device (camera) cannot "write" to it's storage area.
What type of "storage media" are you using?
For example:  the camera's internal memory, a CompactFlash card, a Memory Stick, an "xD-Picture Card" (micro, mini or regular sized), or a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard.
[Did you put something  (a small plastic card of some sort) into a slot on the camera before or after turning it on?
Those little cards usually have a tiny button (also called a switch or lever) on them that will move back and forth to lock (write protect) or unlock it. This sounds like the memory card inside your camera is locked or "Write Protected.

To fix this simply take it out, closely examine the memory for the button- the button will be closer to the word "lock" or "protect" and all you need to do is gently slide it in the opposite direction from where it currently is. Put it back into the camera and see if it still says "Write Protect."

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