[wellylug] micro SD cards

Rob van der Linde robvdl at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 10:44:04 NZST 2011

I don't know if this is similar, but I have had two usb memory keys do this
to me, one day they simply decided to turn into readonly devices and there
isn't even a read only switch on them or anything.  There is nothing I can
do, I can't write to them, can't reformat, or delete partitions, but I can
still read from it.

The one I have here still on my desk at work is a transcent 4gb, about 1 1/2
years old, that is now read only.

The other one I got rid of, because it was very old, and also became

On 5 July 2011 08:53, E Chalaron <e.chalaron at xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> Hello all
> I bought a scandisk micro SD (4GB) not so long ago, got 2 or 3 small files
> written on it and since no way I can write on it neither reformat it.
> I tried testdisk without much success.
> Are micro SD cards known to be a pain in the bum ?
> The problem started by connecting my android cell phone to a Ubuntu box
> (the latest one whatever name it is).
> Any suggestion ?
> Cheers
> E
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