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Card locked ? how to unlock it ?

Card locked ? how to unlock it ?

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    jrcolbert May 11, 2010

    I am not going to assume, I will ask instead. do you know about the lock feature on the card? it is kinda like a write protect on a floppy disk. there is a small lever on the side, usually these are very small and easy to miss, on the back edge of the card. If you haven't tried that already then give that a try.

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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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  • kakima Oct 10, 2012

    SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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