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Old Jul 30, 2006, 2:34 PM   #1
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Hi
I have a digitall camera Olympus mju 400 and Olympus xD-Picture card 32
Mb in it. It worked good for more than 2 years. But now I have a
problem, I just switched on my camera and made few pictuces and than
was on the screen card error and there were 2 abilities power off or
format card. I pressed format card. From this I can't do nothing, when
I switch on my camera it is on the screen: write protect with red and
!. I can't put nothing on the card from pc, too. It write: cannot copy:
The disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection or use another
disk.
Could you help me please
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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You'll probably find a write protection switch on the side of the card. Just move the switch to the unlocked position (you probably moved it by accident).


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Thank you, but I don't find any switch button on the card. It is just plastic and no buttons on it.
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Old Aug 1, 2006, 9:09 AM   #4
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XD PictureCards may have a very tiny switch (slide not a button), that you can use to write protect a card. If you have it write protected, you can't write to it in any way.

If yours does not have one, try formatting it from the camera's playback menus.

You can write protect individual files from the Playback menu, and you'll also see a menu choice under Card Setup that allows you to format a card (which should overwrite all files, even you have them write protected.

See the menus on this page for more details.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...us400_pg4.html



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Realy, thereis not a slide switch. There is nothing, what I can move or press.

I formated the card couple of times, but the write protecton is still there.

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It may be a defective card. Are you formatting it via the camera's menus?

If you used Windows, it will format it with a 32 bit FAT (File Allocation Table) by default, which is *not* compatible with your camera. Use the camera's menu choice for format instead. If you can't format it via the camera's menu choice for format, then you can try using a card reader with Windows.

But, make sure to select FAT from the drop down list for file system types (you'll see it on a page after you select the Format Command when right clicking on a card reader under "My Computer").

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I formated the card via camera menu, but the write protection is still there.

I also putted the card to card reader and tried to format it by FAT, but it is not working, on the screen is the disk is write protect.
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Buy another card. :-)

If it won't work in other devices either, it's probably defective (unless you're just missing a write protect switch). Look for a small notch cut into the card somewhere with a switch in it.

Try formatting it with another camera, too. Fuji and Olympus models use XD PictureCard.

Make sure the contacts are clean on the card (in case a bad connection is at fault). Rub them on a pair of jeans if nothing else.

After you make sure the contacts are clean, try Plugging it in and out of a camera a few times. That sometimes helps to get a better connection, helping to clean the contacts in the camera a bit.

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Old Aug 1, 2006, 11:02 PM   #9
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This is a curious question. The specifications for xD cards state that they have write protect.

I have Fuji xD & Olympus xD cards. They all have a "notch" on the side, but I cant see any switch, slide or otherwise. Stanka cant find any switch on his Olympus xD card either.

Maybe some do, and some dont ?

Strange?


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If you have a card reader that takes xD cards then try using the ArtPlus Memory Card Eraser from

http://www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/downloads.htm

After erasing the card, put back into the camera and format.
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