fixing a write protected SD card

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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John Bean (UK) Forum Pro • Posts: 18,035
Re: I have to ask the obvious question

Ben_Egbert wrote:

I was never aware of this lock. On mine there is no lock, but now that I look closely, I see the word lock printed on the side. Maybe the lock fell off.

Still, I could not find any mechanism inside the hole for this that looked like it could be moved or depressed.

There is no mechanism in the card, just a sensor in the reader (or camera) that "sees" the position of the little plastic sliding thing. You can fix it by gluing something in place to replace the "switch".

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