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Having some weird problems with SD card. It's a MicroSD card in an adapter.
it has suddenly decided that it's a read-only card and cant add or delete anything anymore.
I know adapters have lock switches but that hasn't been touched and double-checked that its set to unlocked.
Tried everything but it just won't unlock stays read only
I'm baffled
 
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Sometimes, if the card adapter is inserted into the reader, the lock activates. Happened to me once before. I took a piece of tape and secured the switch in the unlock position.
It is also possible that the adapter is faulty. Does your card reader have a slot for micro SD eventually??
Can you try the card with adapter in a different reader just to rule out a defective reader...
 
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Sometimes, if the card adapter is inserted into the reader, the lock activates. Happened to me once before. I took a piece of tape and secured the switch in the unlock position.
It is also possible that the adapter is faulty. Does your card reader have a slot for micro SD eventually??
Can you try the card with adapter in a different reader just to rule out a defective reader...
I've had that happen a couple times too.
 
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Sometimes, if the card adapter is inserted into the reader, the lock activates. Happened to me once before. I took a piece of tape and secured the switch in the unlock position.
It is also possible that the adapter is faulty. Does your card reader have a slot for micro SD eventually??
Can you try the card with adapter in a different reader just to rule out a defective reader...

Yes normally would have done that. But I am travelling at the moment and in Medellin Colombia for a couple of months. For travel I use a cheap Lap so if its stolen or something, dont matter too much. So on this cheap one dont have micro slot. I expect its the adapter they can be a bit fickle at times. Guess just gave to forget about for now and try it on my other Laptop when I get back home.
 
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Did you safely remove the SD card from other laptops/PC's?, it may be locked to a different device if you didn't!. :) :)
 
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Did you safely remove the SD card from other laptops/PC's?, it may be locked to a different device if you didn't!. :) :)
No, its been in the laptop for ages never been used in others, Like I said probably dodgy adaptor, some aint to reliable Best to have actual Micro slot really, but the Lap does not.
 
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Did you check in Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management to see if it shows up there?. :)

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in the OT ro2124 said:
it has suddenly decided that it's a read-only card and cant add or delete anything anymore.
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that means the card will appear in the device manager as removable medium.
Since it has never been anywhere else but this computer, I have to agree with his conclusion about the shaky adapter. I have been myself gone through many of the "very cheap" adapters myself but mine usually has the card unreadable.
 
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yeah tried all that shows ok in Disk manage, problem is not reading it, just cant add or delete as its locked.
Reckon its just a dodgy adaptor, as Grizzly also said.
 
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I've found some microsd cards are just flaky. I've got a lexar 32g that I can't format or change the name, and it has about 3gig of security videos that can't be erased. I can add files and erase them, but not the frozen 3 gig. I've used every tool in the box, including some 3rd party software, but I guess it's got a serious fault that can't be fixed.
 
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To add, if the card is to be used in a camera it's best to reformat in the camera to assure it can be used there.

I've resurrected a couple of SDHC cards and a few USB Thumb drives using GPARTED in one of my Linux machines when Windows couldn't do it.
 

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