sd card is write protected.

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Sathya, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Sathya

    Sathya GBAtemp Professional Poetry maker

    Nov 9, 2016
    my sd card is write protected. so i cannot paste or delete the sd. i try to use cmd or command prompt and remove the lever or handle locked on the sd. but the disk still write protected. can i repair this sd???????
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Check that the lever on the side really is in the correct position, and try another reader. Or another laptop/computer.

    If the chips inside have reached their read/write limit, then the SD card may be dead.

    Edit: also, one more thing, check the SD card for errors. If it's not been properly/safely removed, it can cause the file system to "freeze" until it's been checked and corrected.
    Last edited by Originality, Feb 17, 2017
  3. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    Just a note, micro cards have no such thing, but adapters do so if you're using a micro in a full size slot, make sure to check the adapter.
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  4. Westwoodo

    Westwoodo GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 14, 2015
    Mine was like this a few months ago, I had to buy a new one as all of the "fixes" wouldn't do anything to it.

    Apparently sd cards lock themselves when they are about to break.
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