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Old 15th January 2009   #1
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How do I Un Write Protect a Micro SD card?



History- I've used my Scan Disc 4GB Micro SD card in four different cell phones/PDA's.
Present- I'm having problems with lack of organization in my music files that I have sync'd to my latest PDA, a Treo, and decided to "Format" the SD card, using the supplied USB adapter from Scan Disc in my front USB port, "J:".

Never had this problem, before:
When "format" of J: is attempted, it says it is write protected. Then, I noticed that the SD card now has a name, "Blackberry," which means that the last PDA sync software that I had must have named it and, perhaps, write protected it. (I had a Blackberry Curve before this PalmTreo.) Up to this point, I have continued to add music to my Palm Treo's music library but, never attempted to remove any. When I used Active Sync to "Explore" the "mobile device," and went in and delete music on the device in the past, I thought that I was successful but, after I deleted all of the folders in the Mobile Device/External Memory/Music (this is with the micro sd card in the phone), the music is still in the library- only the Icons have been eliminated.
Is there a remedy that will allow me to un= Write Protect this <Blackberry>micro SD card? Please advise. Thank you.

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I have SD cards, but not micro SD cards and on SD cards there is a switch on the left hand side to lock or write protect the card. May be the same on a micro SD card?

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I have SD cards, but not micro SD cards and on SD cards there is a switch on the left hand side to lock or write protect the card. May be the same on a micro SD card?
Yes, all of my Micro SD cards have a "Lock" switch on the bottom side. It is VERY EASY to slide and could EASILY get locked without realizing it.

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My micro SD card is a 4 GB Scan Disc Micro SD and has the letters HC under the Mico SD logo. It is perfectly smooth on the top side with the exception of a slightly raised lip on the front (outter) edge with which to assist in retrieval. The under side has the connector contacts on the laeding edge and has a small rectangluar circuitry panel attached to the arger area of the middle of the underside. This is ever so slightly raised...the thickness of the circuitry. There are no mechanical switches on the SD card. So what other options do I have? I am about to order another, online. Thank you for sending previous posts. However, they are not applicable, here.

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Yes, all of my Micro SD cards have a "Lock" switch on the bottom side.
I too have a SanDisk 1GB MicroSD card and it does not have such a lock.

papernpaste, have a read here: http://www.retire-asia.com/microsd.shtml

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You ARE THE man!!! Thanks for the link. I tried this as soon as I read the sentence and it worked! "Some SD adapters need the tab to be placed somewhere between the lock and open positions before data can be written to the card. Now, who would have ever guessed? LOL Thank you, again.

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