Oh my gosh, I'm getting sick of this 3DS' model being so flimsy and buggy. So, after installing some smash mods to my SD card, i inserted it back into my 3DS which was properly powered off and everything. It booted up with a write protection error. I checked the switch, and it was unlocked. I still slide it down, then back just to make sure. still nothing. The SD card slot on the handheld has always sounded scratchy, and felt just plain horrible to insert SD's into.. like I'm scraping against the hardware. This is exactly what happened to my last 3DS before it was turned into a paperweight due to an unrepairable SD card drive. (according to the person I brought it to) This 3DS was a gift from a friend, so I've been taking super tight care of it. So for this to happen is very upsetting. And it's only the o3ds' that do this. It's annoying. I'd have Nintendo look at it, but it lacks a serial. Also, they'd just probably delete my a9lh emunand somehow. Can anyone help me? Edit: Turns out it has the same problem on my computer. Thankfully I'm using a micro SD card... I'm still open to thoughts on how to avoid damaging my SD slot.