While I was working with some photos taken by an Olympus D520-Zoom,
located on a 64MB SmartMedia card, using a card reader attachment to my
computer, the Camedia software froze the machine. Without thinking it
through, I rebooted without removing the card from the reader.
Now, the card reports it is write protected. In the camera and on the
computer, I can view the photos, but I am unable to work with them -
download, edit, copy, and the like.
The only way to remove the write protection, apparently, is to reformat
the card in the camera, but that will ...