FIX for the SD card write protected error

What happens when the write-protect sticks on your camera?

Your still or video camera keeps reporting that the SD card is write protected when it’s not. You’ve tried several cards, flipped the switch back and forth, and nothing seems to work. Chances are, there’s something wrong with your camera. And this video shows a potential fix.
You can try the firmware update. Some Canon users have reported that fixes the problem. Others say that Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. said send the camera in to fix for lots of money.

This technique has the potential to DESTROY your camera. You are responsible if you wreck your camera. Sticking metal into your camera probably won’t go well and the parts are very delicate. If you’re not confident and can’t handle your camera being even more wrecked, don’t do this.

Link to Canon cameras in this video on

Canon Vixia HF G40:
Canon Vixia HF G50:

Link to the 32GB Extreme Pro SD cards on
Amazon US: