How to disable write-protection for SD-Card ?

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  1.    #11

    One of first symptoms of dead or dying solid state storage device is it going into read only mode. That's to protect data already on it. Try some 3rd party partitioning SW like Easus Partition master or Mini tool to kill all partitions and make a new one in appropriate file format. If that doesn't succeed it's most probably became unusable.
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  2.    #12

    Problem is, when I go to Nikon's site to the section where the firmware upgrades are downloadable, it literally says with bold font and huge letters that: "Before performing the firmware update MAKE SURE to have the SD-Card formatted IN THE CAMERA. Failure to do so, could result in errors..blah blah blah" don't remember the exact wording, but they are basically warning users that not using a SD-CArd formated in the camera may brick the camera during the firmware update. So, what do you suggest me to do ?
    thomaseg1 said: View Post
    Had this happen on a 200gig micro sd card. Worked just fine on my Next Book Read and write.
    Could only read it on my other computers.
    I ended up deleting the partition reformatting it on the the nextbook.
    If you formatted in the camera and the camera uses an odd version of format (poloroid does)
    Then it will be read only everywhere else..
    Try reformatting it on your xp machine (Fat 32)
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       #13

    Traian Mechenes said: View Post
    Problem is, when I go to Nikon's site to the section where the firmware upgrades are downloadable, it literally says with bold font and huge letters that: "Before performing the firmware update MAKE SURE to have the SD-Card formatted IN THE CAMERA. Failure to do so, could result in errors..blah blah blah" don't remember the exact wording, but they are basically warning users that not using a SD-CArd formated in the camera may brick the camera during the firmware update. So, what do you suggest me to do ?
    Keep a cheap sd 2 to 4 gig formatted by the camera for firmware updates.
    after their done put in the other.
    Or ask nikon what is different about their format. Could they be installing extra files?
    On my camera it puts a folder on the sd for the pics.
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  4.    #14

    I don't think you understand the problem. It doesn't make any difference if I use a cheap 2 or 4 gb sd-card or the one that I'm using now. If I format say an old 2gb IN THE camera as requested for the firmware upgrade, Win10 will not let me write on it. It's not the card. It's Win10 seeing it as "Read Only State:yes" in diskpart, no matter what I do. I will simply put the firmware file on a usb stick, and boot my old desktop machine with windows XP, that I don't use anymore, and then I will transfer the firmware file from the stick to the SD-Card. In XP there is no problem, reading and writing to these cards formatted in the camera. But I was wondering what exactly is going on with my Win10 laptop preventing me to write on some SD-cards like those formated in my Nikon D500.

    thomaseg1 said: View Post
    Keep a cheap sd 2 to 4 gig formatted by the camera for firmware updates.
    after their done put in the other.
    Or ask nikon what is different about their format. Could they be installing extra files?
    On my camera it puts a folder on the sd for the pics.
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       #15

    Hi,
    Sure the sd card doesn't have a manual lock switch on the edge of it :/
    See now that was reply #1 lol
    10 has a nasty habit of always mounting drives not sure why 10 would set anything as read only unless a program was tying up the drive and causing a error in formatting the drive.
    Win+x and uu for shut down.
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  6.    #16

    ...and to make things even stranger, I have tried to connect the camera with the sd-card in it to the pc via usb cable. And in Explorer, I can see the card and I can navigate it, and if I right click in the sd-card explorer window , in the context menu I can select 'Copy' from the dropdown, but 'Paste' is greyed-out even though I previously copied the file from the PC.
    Then, things are curios & curiouser :) I can format the SD-card in this way from my laptop, with the sd-card in the camera. But if I take it out still cannot write on it if I put it in the card-slot of my laptop. But in my laptop, being in read-only state, I cannot of course even format the card because I get "This disk is write-protected". Cannot delete partion, canoot 'clean' with diskpart, cannot do anything that involves writing to it.

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    ThrashZone: the SD-card HAS a lock switch on it.l tried it a dozen times to make sure it is in the unprotected position. I even tried to tape the portion to make sure that the sd-card slot in my laptop doesn't somehow push the switch back into write-protect mode due to friction.
    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Sure the sd card doesn't have a manual lock switch on the edge of it :/
    See now that was reply #1 lol
    10 has a nasty habit of always mounting drives not sure why 10 would set anything as read only unless a program was tying up the drive and causing a error in formatting the drive.
    Win+x and uu for shut down.
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