card write protection

  Pidder 16:33 04 Jul 2004

I have a Smart Media card which the camera will not now access, stating "card error". The PC shows the card as "write protected", possibly this results from removing it from the PC card reader while it was being accessed. Is there any way to remove the write protection so the card can be used in the camera?

  spikeychris 16:51 04 Jul 2004

Have you tried formatting the card?

  Pidder 16:55 04 Jul 2004

spikeychris yes, doesn't solve the problem. Had to reformat in the PC as the camera doesn't access the card.

  spikeychris 16:57 04 Jul 2004

Obvious one: the circle on the card isn't covered is it?

  spikeychris 17:08 04 Jul 2004

click here for a specialist forums response. It would appear there is a download available that could help "smprep.exe"

  Pidder 18:35 04 Jul 2004

spikeychris Thanks for the lead. I will try it.Probably the card is ruined, fortunate they aren't too pricey.

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