SD card write protected only with laptop


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I've got this SD card, actually micro-SD with an adapter, that I use with my 3D Printer. I've been using it with my Win 11 laptop since last summer. Now for some reason the laptop says it's write protected. The thing is, it works fine in the printer and in my Win10 desktop. I've tried removing the write protection with DiskPart. It says it removed it but the laptop still says it's protected when I try to copy files to it. Tried using a different adapter. Triple checked the lock switch. Any ideas?
 
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For giggles and grins, have you tried another sd card to see if Windows 11 shows it as write protected? Also try a flash drive and check.
 

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Tried using a different adapter. Triple checked the lock switch. Any ideas?
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If it says the same for two different adapters, then it sounds like the micro-switch or LED in the laptop that detects the position of the lock switch may be blocked or faulty. Try blowing out any fluff/dust that may have got in.
 

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Thanks I've been coming here since Eight Forums.
So I tested some more SD cards and it turns out they all have the problem. See I'm usually reading files off of them. I don't normally write to them so I guess I didn't notice the problem there. I tried blowing in the slot a couple times. No luck. At least I know the problem seems to be the slot, not the card. Thanks.
 

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I'm usually reading files off of them. I don't normally write to them
Since you don't usually write to them, are you sure these cards haven't always been write protected and you're just now finding it out. Cameras can write protect sd cards. Can you write to the card using your Windows 10 machine?
 

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Since you don't usually write to them, are you sure these cards haven't always been write protected and you're just now finding it out. Cameras can write protect sd cards. Can you write to the card using your Windows 10 machine?
Yes, I just double checked. The Win10 machine can write to all of the cards. I read a post online where someone had the same problem and it was suggested to put a piece of tape over the lock switch so I tried that. No luck.
 

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If SD card works on one pc, and other devices, then card is ok, and it sounds like an issue with sd reader slot on W11 pc.

It could either be a driver issue with SD card slot - try updating drivers in device manager.

Worse, it could be a hardware fault with sd card reader. As these are usually integral to mobo, I doubt there is anything you can do

If driver update does not work, simplest option is to buy a usb to sd card adapter.
 

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Philnolan3d

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No I said usb to sd card adapter
Yeah, I know, I was replying to Glasskuter. Just to make everything clear. I have a couple of full size SD cards and a couple of micro-SD cards with adapters to make them full size. They plug directly into a slot in my laptop. If I can't solve this I may need to use a USB card reader.
 

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They plug directly into a slot in my laptop. If I can't solve this I may need to use a USB card reader.
That would be a practical solution. I use that for my main machine as it has no SD reader of its own.

If you fill in your system specs here: https://www.elevenforum.com/account/system-specs with the make and model of your laptop we can look up any servicing manuals. There may be more that you could do to get it's slot working again.
 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Filled out as much as I could.
 

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I've been using it with my Win 11 laptop since last summer.
There are several different models of your HP Envy x360. The 13" ones come with a micro-SD reader. With a standard SD reader yours appears to be the 15" version, like this one:


(if that's not your exact model, go to HP Support and enter your serial number)

The Maintenance and Service Guide manual from the link above appears to show that your SD card reader is an integral part of the main board. There's little more you can do apart from opening it up for better access to try cleaning the reader.

If you got the laptop last summer then it should be less than a year old and still be in warranty. If so then contacting HP Support would seem your best course of action.
 

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    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
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    Defender
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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