Sunday, February 16, 2014

Write Protect Error Olympus Camera: Tough TG-2

I didn't encounter this error in my old Olympus Tough waterproof camera but Toughie, my Olympus Tough TG-2 camera frequently has this "write protect" error The first time it happened at home and I was able to to fix it without really knowing why and how i did it. The second one happened just recently while I was about to jump out of the boat to snorkel near Magalawa Island in Palauig, Zambales. The dreaded write protect error showed much to my dismay What causes the write protect error? Some sites point to locked/write-protected SD card (memory card) but when I inspected my memory it's not locked/write-protected. On the second occasion I though my SD card is already full but when I put it into my Nikon DLSR camera, it's not yet full and still useable the real solution is really to take the memory card out of the camera then format it in a PC or another camera. If you have precious pictures already stored, copy the pictures first before formatting. I found out that the camera saved a corrupted file in the memory card, the file I wasn't able to cut and paste to my hard drive that's causing the error. I found no issues with the SD card but it may be defective. Lesson: bring another SD card to replace the card causing the write protect error of Olympus cameras. You'll never know when it will hit you just like me, just when I needed it most :(