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larlin Registered since 25th Mar 2012Sun 25-Mar-12 11:03 PM
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"Unable to delete photos"


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Hi, I have had my D3100 for about a year with no issues. 
However, a couple of days ago I was experimenting with
settings and since then, I am unable to delete photos from my
camera.  Could I have done something to lock the camera up to
prevent me from deleting photos? Pls. help..
Thanks

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 26-Mar-12 01:19 AM
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The switch on the memory card is in the locked position.

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larlin Registered since 25th Mar 2012Mon 26-Mar-12 02:04 AM
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Thanks, perhaps a silly question, but how do I unlock it?

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 26-Mar-12 02:18 AM
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There is a very small switch on the edge of the card.

Check out this link:

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1102/~/memory-card-is-write-protected-or-locked

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larlin Registered since 25th Mar 2012Mon 26-Mar-12 12:34 PM
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I tried steps 1 & 2, no luck...still can't delete.

  

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 26-Mar-12 01:26 AM
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#2. "RE: Unable to delete photos"
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What happens when you try to delete a photo? Is an error message given?

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kukui1967 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2011Mon 26-Mar-12 04:05 AM
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#5. "RE: Unable to delete photos"
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When viewing the images stored in the memory card on my D5100, pressing the AE-L/AF-L button will lock the image currently on display. You can tell this by the key icon that is displayed on the screen when viewing that particular image. When this key icon is displayed, the image associated with it can not be erased, even when re-formatting the memory card using the camera.

Try putting your camera in image playback mode and see if the images have a key icon along the top. This would mean that they are locked. They can be unlocked by pressing the AE-L/AF-L button as each image is displayed.

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 26-Mar-12 03:23 PM
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Mon 26-Mar-12 03:24 PM by aolander

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As Alan (kukui1967) mentioned, you may have "delete protected" your images. I'm not familiar with your camera, but on a D300 you have to press the "protect" button to protect an image from deletion. You would have had to protect all of them individually to protect the whole card from deletion, i.e. I know of no way to select them all for protection at once. Also, with a D300, formatting the card will delete the protected images.

Do you have another card you can try in the camera?

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 26-Mar-12 04:21 PM
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#8. "RE: Unable to delete photos"
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It would really be helpful to know what the original poster is doing and what, if any, error messages they're getting...

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larlin Registered since 25th Mar 2012Mon 26-Mar-12 05:20 PM
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#9. "RE: Unable to delete photos"
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I have tried all of the suggestions, then I just bought a new card. Took a couple of photos and tried to delete. No luck. I hit the AE-L button as well, still no luck.

  

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larlin Registered since 25th Mar 2012Mon 26-Mar-12 05:21 PM
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Also, there is no error message given. Just stays frozen. Thanks for all of your suggestions so far...it's really getting frustrating. :-/

  

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 26-Mar-12 06:54 PM
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#11. "RE: Unable to delete photos"
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Mon 26-Mar-12 08:10 PM by Covey22

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When you say frozen, is the camera itself not usable? Do any of the controls work or respond? What have you done to restore operation? Pulled the battery or...?

Edited to add: Try reformatting the memory cards in the camera. Does it work? If so, take some photos. Try and delete now. Results?

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rgsindc Registered since 23rd Dec 2011Tue 27-Mar-12 12:47 AM
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#12. "RE: Unable to delete photos"
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Try taking the card out and placing it in a usb reader and installing it in your computer.......try deleting....that should separate the problem between the camera or the card.

  

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