01-23-2012 03:41 AM
This topic is about a micro SD card. Micro SD cards DO NOT HAVE a lock slide switch.
If yours does, then you are very special.
06-19-2012 04:29 PM
The lock Switch is usually by the top left side of the SD cards or the Adapters.
if its broken u won't see it.
incase it is broken it will become "Write-Protected" by default.
If there is no Physical damage on the card and u had it in genuine retail package of sandisk when u first bought it, then u can get it exchanged from Sandisk as long as it is under warranty, and u don't need the receipt as long as it is not from website like 'e-bay.com or buy.com'..
04-04-2013 04:27 AM
This issue is nothing to do with corruption or the lock switch on the side of the SD card. If you look at the side of the disk you will see a small notch. This inocuous little notch is likely to be the reason that it doesn't work on some devices. It is a matter of covering it with a piece of tape, much like the tabs on the back of the old VHS video tapes. Take a look at the following link for a clear and simple explination of how to remove this write protect issue on most SD cards.
04-04-2013 08:25 AM - edited 04-04-2013 08:25 AM
Except the subject of this thread is Micro SD cards. And the only 'notch' they have on their side is the one that the device uses to lock them into the internal mechanism. Putting tape over this will prevent the card from locking into whatever device you are attempting to put it into.
So your advice while appreciated, is incorrect for the product and discussion at hand.
10-15-2013 03:14 PM
I have a similar problem while pluged into the MicroSD card and plugged into a USB card reader on my desktop. In my case, it turns out the MicroSD to SD card adapter that came with the card is faulty. I used another adpater on my laptop and formatted it, and it works flawlessly.
The faulty adapter works on my laptop's card reader, though. I think the card is buggy if swapping adapters and using a non-USB card reader isn't working. All in all, try different adapters and readers. As soon as you can open the drive and see "New Folder" at the top, you're good to go. Hope it helps.
10-17-2015 12:21 PM
I had the problem and read you post. I pulled out the mini card and low & behold it did have the little slide button. I slid it and my SD is repaired. It might be because it is a Lexar SD card.