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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-23-2012

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected


arnoldpena65 wrote:

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 Smiley Happy

 



I DO wish poeple would learn to read properly before they post.

 

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.

SanDisk User
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-18-2012

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

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'..

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-04-2012

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

Adam_izaki, you seem like a smart guy. Can you please tell me on wich side of MICRO SD card that lock switch is ? Smiley Happy

Thank you Smiley Wink

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,193
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

There is NO lock switch on a Micro SD card. If using a full-size adaptor, it will be on the edge of the adaptor.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-28-2012

8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

My micro sdhc card write protected. How it will remove?

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-28-2012

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

no there is no lock switch

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-04-2013

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

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.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080310092638AAj06k8

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,193
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

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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.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-15-2013

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

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.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-17-2015

Re: 8GB microsdhc card suddenly write protected

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.