How to Remove Write Protect From a Lexar 1Gb SD Card


Write protecting your Lexar SD card is a surefire way to keep your data from being overwritten. The write protection mechanism on your Lexar SD card is less prone to failure than other cards because it uses a mechanical switch instead of a software safeguard. The switch is very small, though and easy to overlook. Should you forget to re-enable write mode, a quick flick of the switch is all you'll need to continue storing data to your SD card.

  • If the SD card is in a device, remove it and place it on a flat, well-lit surface.

  • Locate the small switch on the side of the card. It's usually on the left side of the SD card when the card is face-up.

  • Slide the switch into the "unlocked" or "write" position. Place the card back into your device or SD card reader to make sure you've got full access.

Tips & Warnings

  • Should manually removing write-protection not work, your write protection switch may be faulty. Contact Lexar about obtaining a replacement.

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