Removing the write protection depends on the source of the problem.
Broadly speaking, it can be any of the following scenarios
is a write-protection tab on the mini sd card HOLDER. Every time you
insert this into your PC or card holder, this tab slides to the write
protect position. Either keep resetting, inserting & reinserting
until it doesn't slide or tape it down.
- There is nothing wrong
with the mini sd card. Simply locate the write protection key and push
- The mini sd card has some error: Go for a low level
- The card has virus: Remove the virus. The link for
the steps is present in the related link at the bottom of the article.
There is an easy way to solve this problem: Simply put the yellow lock
in the middle of its slider. No sticky tape required, as shown below.
But if your still having the same problem i suggest you try the sticky
problem is only that small moveable yellow lock switch is
not making, just put sellotape over it maybe two layers needed to make
== Answer == Even though what is written below may work,
the problem is probably that on the card reader (if you have one) there
is a small switch that has lock written on the side. If this is pushed
down, the drive is write protected, push it in the opposite direction
and it may fix your problem I had the same problem with several cards
but eventually found a way around it. DON'T buy a new one!
sure the SD card lock is 'off' and then use thin, opaque sticky tape
(ie non see-through; eg insulation tape) to cover the whole gap but keep
clear of the metal contacts at the back.
Your card should work
fine now... don't know why this has to be done, but it works!
the mechanical lock switch
accidentally moves to the "locked" position during insertion due to the
poor quality of the switch. Hence, by taping it, you are actually
preventing the lock switch to travel towards the lock position. i.e.
If the above fails, it is likely your
SD card reader/writer's fault. But don't discard it or buy a new one
yet. Allow me to explain the mechanical design of the SD card lock
mechanism. So that you may choose to repair it if you want to. You will
need a small paper clip and screw-driver to open your card reader.
(Don't proceed if your card reader is still under warranty, please
return/exchange with manufacturer) There is a mechanical switch very
much like a micro push button (I wish I could show you the
picture/drawing). Anyway, depending on the position of the lock switch.
You either push or release this micro push button inside the SD card
Due to mechanical wear and tear, or some forceful insertion
of the SD card, the micro push button is in its "open" circuit
position, i.e. write-protected. In order to make the SD card reader
writable, we will need to "close" the circuit. (Note: this is an
irreversible process as I will be telling you how to remove the
write-protection feature of your SD card reader. Once you do this, you
would be unable to use the SD card lock switch to lock your data. So,
just be careful not to accidentally delete your data)
you need to remove the main circuit board from the SD card reader/writer
enclosure. The location of the micro push button switch is the same
location as the unlock position of the SD card when inserted in the SD
card reader/writer. From the BACK of the exposed SD card reader, insert
the unfolded paper clip (same way when you try to poke something like a
device reset button) except, that it has to be long enough to allow the
micro switch to touch together for contact. Then insert the SD card.
Once the contact is "closed", your SD card reader/writer can write
again. I understand that without a drawing, this may not be very
helpful. Please provide suggestions or better explanation if you can.
Or, just tape the lock switch to unlocked. This also
works for SD
cards in normal size. back up all the files u have
on ur card then follow these steps
1. Go to Control Panel
2. Go to Administrative tools
3. Go to Computer management
From the tree menu on the left select Disk Management
5. Now on the
right side you will have a list of all storage devices connected to
your computer. Select the one that is your mini SD card. BE CAREFUL WHEN
CHOOSING THIS BECAUSE YOU COULD FORMAT YOUR HARDDRIVE. Double check the
name in My Computer
6. Right click on the SD card and select
format. A new window will pop up showing format options. Select FAT32
from the file system drop down and check the quick format option and
then click on OK
7. Enjoy your mini SD card without that annoying