SD Card Often Gets Write-Protected

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  1. jasonal21
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    As the title, my SD card in my 3DS often gets write-protected.
    When I plugged it in my computer it said that my SD card is write-protected. But when I plugged it in my 3DS, it works fine. Then I plugged it back to my computer and sometimes it works again, if not I plugged it back to my 3DS.

    I never switch the SD card lock.

    What should I do guys?
     


  2. 4gionz

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    Sd card sounds like it's dying..
     
  3. jasonal21
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    I just purchased it a month ago :(.
     
  4. 4gionz

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    What brand and from where
     
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  5. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    you may have a faulty sd drive.
     
  6. astronautlevel

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    Mine did the same until I got as USB SD card reader when it worked every time. It's been going for a few more months now just fine :)
     
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    Toshiba Class 10 32GB and purchased it in a trusted computer shop. I'm sure it is not fake.
    Got the same problem in my previous SD card (V-Gen is the brand).
     
  8. Raylight

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    yep then its your sd reader drive.
     
  9. 4gionz

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    Well apparently the reader can be a problem so try with a diffrent reader for a while, but if the problems persists with diffrent sd readers...then you know what the problem is
     
  10. astronautlevel

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    It may be the SD Card Reader on your computer is faulty. Try getting a USB card reader and see if it does the same thing.

    EDIT: Double ninja'd :ninja::ninja:
     
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  11. jasonal21
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    Thanks guys. I use the laptop built-in slot. Maybe Windows 10 can't handle the driver properly.
     
  12. evandixon

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    Can your 3DS write files to it? I have a microSD that nothing can write to... except everything (except the official SDFormatter) thinks it can; just any changes (formatting, adding and removing files, etc) aren't applied.
     
  13. jasonal21
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    EDIT: Bad internet connection. Double posted.
     
  14. astronautlevel

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    For what it's worth I'm also on Windows 10 so maybe it's a problem there.
     
  15. jasonal21
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    Yes, the 3DS always can. Sometimes my laptop doesn't.
     
  16. astronautlevel

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    Same exact symptoms here, sounds like the same problem I have with the sd card reader built into my computer. It's an HP laptop for what it's worth.
     
  17. BADDINOROX99

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    My SD card was doing that about 2 weeks ago i simply switched it to unlocked mode and crazy glued it in place
     
  18. LinkSoraZelda

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    I always use the built in slot on my Windows 10. It does get physically moved when I put it in the slot and the switch is moved back when I take it out. A design issue.
     
  19. Toiry921

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    Windows 10 killed my Built in SD card reader as well, but it works fine with my Linux OS, so use a USB SD card reader as one solution and probably the easiest
     
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    Thanks. I'll consider to buy one soon. But maybe driver future update can fix this issue.