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Why doesn't my new Dynex read mini SD cards? It keeps saying "insert disk". No problems with micro SD card. I'm trying to move pictures, etc. from old phone mini SD card to PC and then to micro SD. I've installed the driver and rebooted.

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  • marcapie Sep 05, 2009

    I have the Dynex "Mini" Card Reader/Writer (USB) that takes SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, RS MMC, miniSD, & microSD. You were right on! After I found my miniSD Adapter and plugged the miniSD into it and then into the Dynex, everything is OK! I see the files and have moved them to my PC and to the new microSD cards, as well as other files on the PC. One problem is that I can't see the pictures that my wife's phone miniSD card contained, but I can on mine. ?? I could see her music ok. No biggy. I gave her other pictures and can now give her more from our picture (camera) library, and she can take more herself with the phone.

    THANKS!
    Marc

  • marcapie Sep 05, 2009

    The solution was RIGHT ON! The Dynex instructions do not indicate that the miniSD adapter is needed.

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Does your Dynex have a minisd card reader? if it does not have a minisd card reader, you need a SD adapter that turns the minisd into a SD card.

The microSD and miniSD are different in shape and in the amount of pins on the card.

you will need a proper adater or a proper slot.

Can you send me the brand and model of your reader so I can tell you if you need a adapter for the card or if you should be able to read it.

But it seems to me that you need the adapter.
Here is a adapter for miniSD - to normal SD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189064&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Adapters+and+gender+changers-_-Link+Depot+Corp.-_-12189064

the price of the adapter is $2.29

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Mini SD cards, or MicroSD cards, are used in digital cameras and portable media players to house digital media files.

MicroSD cards can house anything from 2GB to 32GB of information.
A write-protection feature gives the owner the ability to lock the MicroSD card to keep their files secure.

If you have a MicroSD card that is write-protected, you can un-write-protect it with a flip of a switch.
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Put the data side of the MicroSD card into the data side of the adapter.

Look for the write-protection switch on the left side of the SD adapter.
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Remove the MicroSD card from the adapter and replace it in the device you were using it with.

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Feel along the lower right and left sides of the Micro SD card to find out if it has a built in write protection switch.

Move the switch over to the "On" position to turn on the write protection feature.
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Purchase an external card reader that plugs into a USB port if your computer does not already have an internal card reader (see below).

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Plug the card reader into any open USB port on the computer.
Power on the computer and let the operating system finish loading.

Insert the card into the Micro SD slot on the card reader.
Wait for a new window to appear that will ask what action you want to take with the Micro SD card.

Click on the link that says "Open a folder to view files."
Right-click on a file if there is just one specific file you want to enable write protection for.

Click on the "Properties" link from the menu that will pop up.
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Click on the box marked as "Read Only" and then close the Properties window.
Close the window and then double-click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop if you want to enable write protection for every file on the Micro SD card.

Right-click on the name of your Micro SD card in the list of computer drives.
Click on "OK" and then close the window.

Click on "Properties" and then navigate to the "Security" tab.
Scroll down to the heading labeled as "Permissions."

Click on "Deny" under the "Write" section.

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Slide the switch on the left-hand side of the SD card. If the switch is broken, proceed to Step 2.
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Affix a small piece of tape or paper to the top half of the gap where the slider should be. Do not permanently affix the paper as of yet. 3

Try the card in your computer, using the USB converter stick.
If the items on the SD card are available, copy them to your computer as a precaution.
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Remove the tape or paper and reattach it to the other side of the gap if you mistakenly attached it to the wrong side.
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Toggle the switch on the left side of your SD Adapter if you are trying to unlock a micro or mini SD card.

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Removing the write protection depends on the source of the problem.
Broadly speaking, it can be any of the following scenarios
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  2. There is nothing wrong with the mini sd card. Simply locate the write protection key and push it.
  3. The mini sd card has some error: Go for a low level formatting.
  4. 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 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
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 reader.
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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