2DS says my SD Card is write protected when it's not?

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  1. GalladeGuy
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    I'm trying to follow this guide: https://3ds.guide/installing-boot9strap-(dsiware-game-injection) but my 2DS is saying my SD Card is write protected. I can put files on it with my PC and Godmode9 was able to make a NAND backup, so what's going on? It says I need to transfer my DSiWare game to my SD Card to transfer it, but it won't let me even though it isn't really write protected. It started saying it was write protected when I accidentally put my SD Card in the wrong way. I have tried with other cards and it still doesn't work. What do I do?
     
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    Try placing sticky tape over the write protect switch, so the edge is now a smooth straight line.
     
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    Just making sure if you put the sd card into your computer right now it works fine right?
     
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    try to flick the switch a few times (blow the sd card and ds sd slot )
     
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    I was going to suggest this (and, heck, it might work) but his SD card works in GodMode9, so it sounds like a weird software thing.
    My consensus was "that's weird, idk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
    Sorry i'm not able to help
     
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    Yeah. It works fine in GodMode9 too.
     
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    Have you tried using another program to validate the integrity of the sd card?
     
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    It is definitely a problem with the 2DS. I have tried on other SD Cards and it still didn't work.
     
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    Maybe the card slot got damaged when you inserted the sdcard wrong. Some pins inside could've been bent.

    Remember to verify your NAND backup after making it. Would avoid many problems afterwards.
     
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    When you hold down start when booting, can you get into godmode9? If you can't then it's a hardware issue. If you can it's something with the firmware.
     
  11. GalladeGuy
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    I can get into Godmode9 just fine.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Could I replace/repair it somehow? I'm fairly confident in my soldering skills if I need to put in a new one.
     
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    That's odd. That means that the 3ds is able to read the card fine. Im not an expert on sd cards but im not sure entirely what's going on. If i were to make a guess though, the 3ds firmware performs some sort of extra check that isnt checked before the firmware is loaded. Your sd card might be failing that second check, but i could be completely wrong.
     
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    You can replace it if needed, just get the replacement part before even starting to pry open the 3DS.

    Have you already made sure it's not the sd card failing? Try checking it with h2testw software.
     
  14. GalladeGuy
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    I have said multiple times now that I have tried multiple SD Cards and the same thing happened. >.>