Write Protection

  desperate1950 15:46 01 Jan 05

I have a multi card reader when I try to copy files to my M.M.C. card I get an error Message "cannot copy media this disc is write protected please remove write protection or insert new disc " when it is in the camera it takes photos and I can upload them to "My Pictures with no trouble " any ideas friends

Desperate 1950

  Technotiger 15:48 01 Jan 05

Hi, look at the edge of your card and you will see a little slider - move that to un-protect.


  desperate1950 15:56 01 Jan 05

Thanks for your qwick response the slider was one of the first things I tried with no luck

Thanks Desperate 1950

  Technotiger 16:15 01 Jan 05

Hi again, have you tried the slider in Both positions? Protect/Unprotect - it should work.

  desperate1950 16:22 01 Jan 05

Yes with no luck I have a S.D. card also and I get the same problem .

Desperate 1950

  Technotiger 16:28 01 Jan 05

Right, in that case I would suspect a PC problem.
If you give us details like OS, etc maybe someone else will come on and offer a possible solution. 'fraid my knowledge is not very extensive, but will help if I can. If I can't, I am certain someone else will.


  Technotiger 16:30 01 Jan 05

Just another thought - has your Card Reader got any sort of write-protect mechanism??

  desperate1950 16:49 01 Jan 05

I suspect the same as you the card reader is only read only "It was an impulse buy and dirt cheap I should have been a bit wiser at £4.99 " A new reader is called for nows the time to use the christmas vouchers .

Thanks again when two great minds think a like they are usualy right

Desperate 1950

  desperate1950 19:03 13 Jan 05

Thanks every one for there help I have now fitted a external reader writer 19-1 cards I did not know there was that many, and everything is now fine so thanks for your help,

Desperate 1950

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