Solved Can't write to memory cards - switch at correct position

July 11, 2017 at 13:11:38
Specs: coolpix S51 V1.0
Hi
I have a Nikon Coolpix camera that has been working fine until it shows a message that the card is readonly. I bought a new card and the same message.
The switch on the side of the cards is in the correct position and I am able to write onto the cards when I use them with the computer.
Can anyone help as the camera cannot be used ?

Thanks


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#1
July 11, 2017 at 14:13:25
It might be a fault in the camera but try to format the card when it's installed in the camera using the camera's own utility.

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July 11, 2017 at 14:33:40
Thanks for the quick answer. With the card being seen as read only the format option isn't available. Could it be a physical problem with the camera and if so what are the chances of repairing it without breaking the camera ?
Thanks a lot

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#3
July 11, 2017 at 19:30:50
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It likely is whatever sensor in the camera detects the position of the switch. I wouldn't have any idea on what it would take to fix it other than it'd take a shop to do it.

Even though it's in the correct position you may want to try it in the camera several times with the switch in one position and then the other. Maybe it's just something like a sticky sensor.

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