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Old Apr 8, 2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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I got a new mem card, 32GB SDHC Class 6.

I tested it on my PC and works Ok. Moved some files to it and then back to HD and no problem at all.

But when I insert it in camera, the camera keeps giving the message "This memory card is write protected" with a simbol pointing to the lock switch on the card

But the card is not locked and on PC works fine

I checked the camera manual and it's suposed to support this kind of cards

Any idea?
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Some camera want the card formatted in the camera. The best thing to do is to copy your files back to you computer as backup, then do a full reformat of the SD card in the camera. Actually, you should always format a new card in your camera.
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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But the card is not locked and on PC works fine
I'm not trying to be smart, but just thought of two possibilities:
1. It works fine on PC - did you try to write on the card on the PC? (You can always read on the PC or the camera even when the card is locked)
2. Is the lock switch either loose or a little projected or jutted out that it locks when the card is inserted and opens when the card is pulled out? Chances are remote, but you can just check it out.
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 2:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for trying to help.

The camera does not even allow me to format the card, keeps the message on LCD and don't allow to access menu.

And while testing on PC, yes I did copied some files to mem card e then I copied back to HD and deleted them from the card... no problems doing those operations.

The lock switch slides firmly up and down, and it seems ok .. gave no problem on PC

I want it to work....
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did you try another card? how about moving the write-protect switch not quite right to the end of it's travel? a quick read here and there seems to indicate that the protection is caused by the switch physically moving a switch in the reader. from wikipedia:

"On the left side may be a write-protection notch. If this is present, the card cannot be written. If the notch is covered by a sliding write protection tab, or absent, then the card is writeable. Because the notch is detected only by the reader, the protection can be overridden if desired (and if supported by the reader)."
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Questions.

Can you try this card in another camera?

Are other cards working in this camera?

You could try a format of the card on the PC as long as it is OK to lose what's on the card.

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well, i fully loaded the card with data on my PC and then copied the data back to PC... no problem at all with the card.

I tested it on my Nikon L18 and it works fine, took some photos and made video clips... no problem with it.

Only panny keeps saying that the card is write protected but it works ok with any other card (i have 2GB SD, 4GB SDHC and 2 8GB SDHC)
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 11:26 AM   #8
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I encountered exactly the same issue with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10. My card is a 32GB Class 10 (but according to tests that I run looks more like Class 4).

Is there a solution?

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