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eblackwell
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-24-2007
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8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

It's been fine up until now.  I've started at the card even under a magnifying glass and can't find the switch.  Where is it?

 

It's this kind of card: http://www.sandisk.com/products/mobile-memory-products/sandisk-microsdhc

 

I've tried reading it with my MobileMate (http://www.sandisk.com/products/mobile-memory-products/sandisk-mobilemate-micro-reader) and a Sandisk adaptor.  

 

Can anyone tell me where this switch is?

 

Thanks.

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mlark
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Registered: ‎11-03-2010
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

Ditto on 4GB micro sdhc card.  Purchased Jan 2010.  Died October 2010.  May it rest in peace.

 

There is no switch on these cards.  

 

Looks like there's a reason for the deathly silence you've gotten on your post.  From what I can gleen from the internet when these cards go bad they just quit allowing writes.

 

I've removed the card from my phone, put into sdhc card reader and plugged into both Mac OSX and Windows XP and tried formatting ... no go.  Data won't go away.  New data won't write.

 

I'd LOVE to be corrected if I'm wrong, as I don't have a receipt for this #$!* card and seriously doubt I could return it without one.

 

:-(

 

--Mary

 


eblackwell wrote:

It's been fine up until now.  I've started at the card even under a magnifying glass and can't find the switch.  Where is it?

 

It's this kind of card: http://www.sandisk.com/products/mobile-memory-products/sandisk-microsdhc

 

I've tried reading it with my MobileMate (http://www.sandisk.com/products/mobile-memory-products/sandisk-mobilemate-micro-reader) and a Sandisk adaptor.  

 

Can anyone tell me where this switch is?

 

Thanks.


 

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jj2me
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎09-05-2007
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

You could try the suggestions here, particularly under the heading "SD Write Protect Problems: slider tab/software"

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NathanielA
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2011
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

Also, ditto on a 4gb Ultra II SDHC card. Spent over 15 min with TS and they were of no substantive help. I'm even using their own All In One card reader so they can't assert it's a non compatible brand of card reader. I'm frustrated with them.

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Jayryl
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎11-22-2010
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

MicroSD/SDHC dont have lock switch.

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Gazglusk
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

Hi, I had the same problem with 32gb microsdhc and just spent hours. I solved it this way.  Saved everything on the micro to folder on primary HDD.  Downloaded latest GParted Live Cd (open source partition Manager)  here http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php (can be installed on USB). Booted computer from USB into GParted.   Gparted allowed me to delete partion(s) from SDHC and then create new one(Fat32).  Boot back to primary OS and copy files  to SDHC.  Hope it works for you/all.  Cheers GG

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Gazglusk
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

Sorry I forgot one thing. I think cheap chinese card readers are the problem ..I have now destroyed two !!! Pay the money and get good one  Cheers

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mayanksaloni
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-03-2011
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

i have buy a 8 gb memori sandisk and whene i input it to my moble it says to formet and whene i was formet the memori card and out the memori to mobile for downlode from pc it re said to formet please help me.
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jmsmrtn98
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

Hi,

 

Just as a sanity check, have you checked to make sure the write protect slide on the side of the SD card is in the position closest to the metal contact tabs?

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arnoldpena65
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-29-2011
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Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

if yours is anything like mine there should be a little lock button on the left side and it is probably on lock so unlock it and it should work :smileyhappy: