memory card (mass storage device)

August 6, 2012 12:10pm CST
I have been using a 2GB memory card for my official documents storing. In order to save maximum space and for optimum use of the card, I wanted to discard some of the old documents which were obsolete and not required any more. When I tried to delete a panel appeared with a note that "selected files cannot be deleted as the device is "write protected". To delete the files "write protection" should be removed." I don't know how to remove "write protection" Can any one guide me how to do this?
2 responses
@owlwings (40004)
• Cambridge, England
6 Aug 12
SD Cards have a very small write-protect slider on the side. This is, apparently, not an electrical connection but operates a very small contact in the card reader slot. You can find various suggestions for curing the problem if you search for it. First, of course, check that the slider is NOT in the write protect position. Some people suggest placing Scotch tape over the switch, others have tried carefully bending the very small copper wire in the card slot which operates the write-protect switch so that it makes better contact (I wouldn't feel confident about messing around with things like that). Another solution was to solder the switch so that it permanently disabled write-protection.
• Canada
6 Aug 12
I would not suggest soldering the memory card as you might mess up the memory card
@Lilmoh17 (71)
• Canada
6 Aug 12
Remove write protection by switching the switch