September 6, 2018 at 7:57 pm #33333
Yesterday when I got my camera out to take some photos, my LCD screen popped up with the error message – ‘Card Write Protected’. I can still view all the pictures on the 64GB SD card on camera, but it won’t allow me to take any images. I’m not sure why this has happened as I haven’t done anything to it that I’m aware off. 🙁 On the top screen panel of my camera (where it has what settings I’m using, how much battery left etc.) in the place where it says how many photos I have left to take on the card, it’s coming up with Err. Under the ‘Protect Images’ settings in my menu, it’s saying that the card write is protected, but I can’t work out how to turn it off. My other SD cards work no probs. Does anyone know how to fix it? Hopefully what I’ve written there makes sense! 🙂September 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm #33334
Flip the switch on the side of the SD card.September 7, 2018 at 2:00 am #33346
Aha, @austinvinar! Problem solved. 👍🏻
So, now I’m curious about what the point of it is and why people use it?September 7, 2018 at 8:28 am #33349
I’ve never heard of anyone using it or it being useful.🙂September 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm #33385
@creative-click-photography, according to my camera’s user manual, “Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch to prevent accidental loss of data. When this switch is in the “lock” position, the memory card can not be formatted and photos can not be deleted or recorded…” (emphasis mine)
I don’t know if anyone uses it – I haven’t ever used it, other than accidentally bumping it. 🙂September 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm #33389
I lock my memory cards whenever I take them out of my camera and don’t have time to download them. That way I don’t accidental delete the pictures and I know that if a card is locked I haven’t downloaded it.September 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm #33437
I used to take the cards out of my siblings’ cameras (three of us had point-and-shoots) and I would flip that switch to prank them! Other than for that reason, I don’t use it.
I think @blessingscaptured‘s idea is a good one, though! Normally for me, however, when I haven’t downloaded a card, it’s in my camera and it’s super rare for me to fill a card to capacity without dumping it on my computer first.January 21, 2019 at 11:30 pm #36486
Oops! Thought I had replied to this! 🙂 Thanks @bennett-family, @blessingscaptured and @loganlamar for your thought on this. That’s a good idea, @blessingscaptured. I have accidentally flicked it into lock a couple of more times since! At least now I know what’s happening, so I don’t have to panic about it. Lol. 🙂
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