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Please tell me about the problem with the camera. It is a Panasonic DMC series digital camera, I understand, and has a focus problem.
Is this a problem that only shows up when it is in one mode, such as Auto-Focus?
Can you manually focus the camera, in one of the manual focus modes?
And an additional question needs to be asked: How old is the camera? measured from date of purchase.
Have you tried to focus the picture, when in Manual focus mode?
If it won't focus in Manual focus mode, either, then the optics of the camera are probably damaged.If so, they will need servicing, or the camera will need replacing, if the focusing problem is severe enough.
Was the camera dropped or otherwise mishandled? at any time before the focusing problem started.
(I'm sorry for the misunderstanding: Quoting, you indicated:
There is manual focus.
and so I assumed that is what you meant.)
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When you cannot take a picture, and the error message references "Write protection", that means the picture is registered in the camera's optical sensors, but cannot be stored on the memory card.
Write protection means a switch has been thrown into a position on the memory card, which indicates to the circuitry of the memory card reader, that writing to the memory card is forbidden.
Most memory cards have a little switch on them, and next to it the writing says 'LOCK' and has an arrow-head pointing in one direction.
Remove the memory card from your camera. Slide the 'LOCK' switch in the direction opposite to the direction the arrow-head indicates, to un-lock and allow writing to the memory card.
Put it back into the camera. Take a picture! it ought to work then.
Let me know how it goes, please. I'd like to know whether my advice helped with the case. Thanks.