Write-protect error on Flash memory card

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Quiet Voice, Sep 10, 2003.

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    Quiet Voice Guest


    Recently while transfering photos off my flash memory card to my PC,
    the camera had a "hiccup". When I subsequently went to take a picture,
    I got an error message. Something about "media not present" or
    something like that. After doing some trouble shooting, I isolated the
    error to the memory card. I took the card to Ritz photo and asked the
    guy to put it in his store PC to examine it. When we did, it came up
    as "write protected". I examined the "Properties" of the card thinking
    I could simply de-select the write-protect option, but it was greyed

    Does anyone know if/how this can be changed and the memory card saved?

    Fortunately, the error occurred AFTER the pictures transfer was
    completed. So I didn't loose any photos. But if there's anyway to save
    the card I'd like to. They aren;t horribly expensive.....but stil, "a
    penny saved" and all that.

    Any and all advice appreciated!

    Quiet Voice, Sep 10, 2003
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    Jim Townsend Guest

    Sounds like the file structure is corrupt..

    Have you tried formatting the card in the camera ??
    Jim Townsend, Sep 10, 2003
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    Guy Guest

    Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have a write protect switch.
    Guy, Sep 11, 2003
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