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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:38 AM   #1
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Repair SD card with broken write protection switch

Hello,

One of my SD card has lost its write protection switch completely. I have seen that many people put a piece of scotch tape on top and I tried it and it works.

I heard about another solution though, and that is to remove the inside "memory" part of the broken card and put it in the case of a cheap SD card.

Has anyone tried this and can tell how to do it exactly?
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Old May 10th, 2015, 08:19 AM   #2
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Re: Repair SD card with broken write protection switch

By any chance, is the card still under warranty?

I've never tried the repair to mention.

That's happened to me only once, and it was on a card that I had very recently purchased, so it was still under warranty.

I sent the damaged card to the manufacturer, and I rec'd one back apparently fixed, intact, and with my footage on it. I couldn't tell for sure if they had copied my footage from my damaged card to a new one, or simply fixed my original card.

In either case, I didn't lose the footage, I ended up with a "fixed" card, and it hasn't happened again. This happened to me approx. 2 yrs ago.
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Old May 10th, 2015, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: Repair SD card with broken write protection switch

I had same brainwave idea too about swapping. Different cards have a different size circuit board inside. I ended up buying another card.
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Old May 10th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #4
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Re: Repair SD card with broken write protection switch

Personally, once the write protection switch goes, the card goes.

Crazily enough, I've had an SD card split in half on me. Thankfully, I was able to get everything off of it, but it went straight into the trash after that.
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