Question about Nokia 3230 Cellular Phone
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
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
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
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
Thanks works great with my mini sd. nice tip.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
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
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
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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On the Mini SD adapter, there is a lock tap you push down usually when you put your mini SD card in to it, then into the USB adapter. To turn off the write protection on your mini SD, simply do not lock your mini SD in its adapter.
If that doesn't work, the write protection sensor in the device reader is not reading the card's lock switch properly. First, try moving the lock switch on the card slightly towards the lock position - this worked for me. Another trick is to put a piece of tape over the lock switch area on the card. It seems the fail-safe position is write protected, unless the switch is closed by the tab on the card in the 'unlocked' position, signaling a writable card.
If these simple tricks don't work, the 'unlocked' sensor in the device reader may not be working; it's likely to be a mechanical switch that my have failed. Some have claimed success performing micro surgery to permanently short the switch in the closed position, essentially removing the write protection. This would require more skills that the average person has. Proceed at your own risk of damaging the device.
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