Some people mistakenly believe that this is to lock the card in position, however, this is actually a write protect switch. They are a renewable resource that can be used again and again. Repeatedly using the ERASE and ERASE ALL camera options and not formatting can result in a buildup of file artifacts that may eventually cause the card to fail. The 2048x1536 Resolution is in the High Quality Mode and the 1280x960 & 640x480 Resolutions are in the Normal mode of camera. #20 Brutuskend, Mar 2, 2004 freegeeks Diamond Member Source
SHOW ME NOW © CBS Interactive Inc. / All Rights Reserved. For safer, more reliable browsing it is recommended that you upgrade your browser to one of these browsers: Firefox / Safari / Opera / Chrome / Internet Explorer 8+ U. It will, however, be possible to read the photographs from the card if they are already there. I've tried everything, and all functions work fine except for that damn "Write Protect!". https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/write-protect-error-on-olympus-digital-camera-how-to-fix.1270263/
it's not a Sony, it's an Olympus. #8 imported_Tomato, Mar 2, 2004 gopunk Lifer Joined: Jul 7, 2001 Messages: 29,240 Likes Received: 0 regardless of what brand it is, chances If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). SM doesn't have a switch IIRC. (or possibly XD) Do you have a card reader? In almost every camera there is a mark next to the memory card slot to show you how to insert the memory card correctly.Caution: Turn off the camera before loading or
If you can view it on the computer, the file should be OK to save and use. With a card like this you can record and erase data from Cameras, MP3 Players, Handheld PC's and more. I e-mailed my card supplier but before I received a reply I installed the latest firmware update from Olympus and that appears to have cured the problem, in that I no Olympus Om-d E-m10 Your only remaining editing option is to download the image to a computer and edit it with editing software.
Media recovery software may be able to save the card and the images, but the chances are less than if an edited image is returned to the card. The 2048x1536 Resolution is in the High Quality Mode and the 1280x960 & 640x480 Resolutions are in the Normal mode of camera.Click to expand... Check the file format is FAT16/32 or use the recommended format for your camera.To check card compatibility please visit our Website .If the problem is still not resolved, please contact your Some types of XD card might also feature a writer protect switch.
I haven't tried different cards, but it sounds like I'll be bringing it into Fry's for SM. #16 imported_Tomato, Mar 2, 2004 freegeeks Diamond Member Joined: May 7, 2001 Messages: A Smartmedia Memory Card is very small and thin. Formatting creates a directory called the File Allocation Table (FAT) in the camera and on the card that is used to manage and save the image files. To get around this I would...1.
If the memory card is accidentally formatted in the camera, all is not lost - you may be able to recover your images. Increasing shot-to-shot speed Tips for shooting portraits Tips for shooting holiday lights outdoors Tips about memory card usage My videos I'm not getting any sound. Olympus Camera Says Write Protect If that doesn't work just buy another like BigSmooth suggested edit: looks like a lot of people are having the same problem: http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=olympus+camera+write+protect&sa=N&tab=wg give us the model # of your camera Olympus Tough Camera Manual If it uses SmartMedia, there's a chance the card is scratched or something.
The 8MB and 16MB cards are the Olympus cards.The Olympus Camedia Smartmedia Memory Card have a Panorama function. http://vbview.net/olympus-camera/olympus-picture-error.php The card does not generate this message in another camera, and the card from the other camera does not generate this message when inserted into the Olympus. I tried the "official" format program & it still does not work. -- hide signature --The wood is clear between the knots. I have a problem with my Olympus Pen EPM1. "Write Protect" is occurred on the screen and I cannot take photos. How To Format Sd Card
In reply to Inkheart • Mar 25, 2013 Inkheart wrote: Try formatting it somwhere else first, on PC for instance. The above error message is once more displayed. You can only upload a photo or a video. http://vbview.net/olympus-camera/olympus-card-error-fix.php I carefully checked with the seller of the card before purchase, that it was compatible with the camera.
There is a very strong possibility of retrieving images from a formatted memory card using media recovery software, which can be purchased at a camera store or online. My practical advice: GET YOUR MONEY BACK if it is possible. -- hide signature --Looking for equilibrium... Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Problem with Olympus Pen EPM1 The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
They should only be formatted using the camera - never format using a computer as it may render the card unreadable by the camera. Once this is fixed in place, the switch will be depressed correctly. This will mean that the switch is no longer write protected and it will be possible to write photos to it once again. SM is pretty cheap, though. #19 BigSmooth, Mar 2, 2004 Brutuskend Lifer Joined: Apr 2, 2001 Messages: 26,559 Likes Received: 0 The Smartmedia Memory Card is an SSFDC (Solid State
If another device can read the card in question, the problem might be with your camera. my old one was a Sony, and I got confused. If the camera still balks then format it on the PC then try to format it in the camera.Good luck,Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Problem with Olympus Check This Out Yes, all cards can develop this loose side switch, except of a new card. -- hide signature --Looking for equilibrium...
The above error message is once more displayed. Sponsored Links May 5, 2009, 6:58 AM #2 JimC Administrator Join Date: Jun 2003 Location: Savannah, GA (USA) Posts: 22,378 Try formatting the card using your camera's menu choice Smartmedia Memory Card come with a static-free sleeve and plastic case for storage. I'll let you know if anything happens.
Does the card read in it?Click to expand... The software can find the files and then the files can be saved to a folder. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Does this happen with different cards?
Unfortunately, I managed to lose the manual shortly after purchasing the camera... Which instand camera should I get? Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Use a little common sense when handling these tiny storage cards, you could damage them if misused.