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How to remove write protection in mini sd card? when process in running

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    i have tried by moving lock to both side but still windows is saying that it is write protected use another card

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    how remove the write protection in microsd memory card

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    i had the same problem with my sd card. i tried putting tape over the little lock switch so it didn't move when you inserted it into the card reader and it worked right away!!

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I hope this helps - I had the same problem with several cards but eventually found a way around it. DON'T buy a new one!!!!!!!!

Make 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!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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    psziva Apr 05, 2013

    i know how to unlok adapter tell me how need to unlock microCD card witch one not let put in or delet anything and not let format

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There is a mini switch that goes up in down on the left or right side. Slide it on the opposite direction to remove write protection. ü

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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Dear Guests,
the mini switch provided on Adapter do not remain in its position while inserting the card in card reader due to its poor workmanship. hence you can try by using a n opaque material such as insulation tape to cover the mini switch on adapter so that it remains in the "Open" position while inserting it in card reader.Do take care that it will not cover the metalic contacts. The "Open" position is towards the contacts, so keep the switch accordingly. This may help, It has solved my problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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1: Make sure the switch on the side is in the "off" position.
2: Use one wrap of black electrical tape, or (preferably) two wraps of cellophane tape around the entire card (both sides). This will cover the notches, which are a kind of code that the card slot will recognize. Make sure you do not cover the gold contacts, or use so much tape that the card will no longer fit into the slot.
IMO the problem is not the card, but cheap card readers. This is just a workaround.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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Yup worked great. Just like hudsenplutzsaid. I did use clear (see through) tape and it still worked fine. Thanks for the help.

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Thanks works great with my mini sd. nice tip.

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I know how to unlock that stupid adapter rather tell how to unlock microCD witch one even not lett formate

Posted on Apr 05, 2013

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    psziva Aug 13, 2014

    how need to unlock this microsd in left not that in right?

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How it can be removed by setting through conputer, if anybody hav'nt card adapter.means just have a card and card reader as a sort?????

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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Wat whole gap do u cover?

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

Ok..so my reader is kinda different ,,,,its like this all in one card reader thinggy,,,, and there isn't and switch...pls help me.... T_T

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

Thanks this helped alot

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

I tried Soultion # 2 and it worked right away on my Kingston SD Mini card

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Hudsons tip does not workk i tried it with my SD card I NEED HELP

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Hudsen tip works!!
I didn´t believe at first, but tried anyway.
Unbelievable, it worked well!

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

Thats crazy, i jus did what hudsen explained and it worked like a charm thanks dude...how did u manage to figure it out tho?!

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

Nothing happened.Mine is Kingston MiniSD 1gb made in Taiwan, also face the problem.Only can be deleted inside the phone.I am using xphone IIm.

Try to use another adapter, or just delete your file while inside your phone.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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SOURCE: My mini SD memory card is write protected how i

on the side from the sd card are litel handel move this to write (compleet acces) the card try it in the pc or card reader/writer if you have acces then it wil work then take out the sd card adapter and put mini sd card into the phone

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: how i remove write protection in my mini sd memory card

Just go in these page there are a solution...

http://www.instructables.com/id/S27LXZRF7DWO18T/

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    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 tape.

    problem is only that small moveable yellow lock switch is not making, just put sellotape over it maybe two layers needed to make switch.
    == 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!

    Make 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! Additional info:
    Reason #1,
    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. downwards.

    Reason #2
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    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)
    To proceed, 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. Thanks.

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