yvonnezoe
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SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:26 am

Hey guys! i've got my new R-Pi!! But I think I've got a wrong SD card! :(
I bought a SanDisk 16Gb SDHC card but I couldn't write anything into it from my laptop. It works fine with my camera though. My laptop has a built-in card reader and it works fine with other cards.
I tried both methods to set up my SD card (NOOBS and raw Image). The error message that I get are as attached.

I've also search on the net and some of the troubleshoot methods i've tried are mentioned in my blogpost >> http://yvonnezoe.wordpress.com/2013/08/ ... at-failed/

What should I do next? :(
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writeprotected.JPG
This is when I try to write the raw image using win32diskimager
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sd card error.JPG
This is when I try to format it.
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ghans
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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:40 am

Inbuilt card readers are horrible. Perhaps this one
doesn't support SDHC cards ?

You can try using your camera as card reader instead.

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rpdom
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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:41 am

Built it SD card slots are known to have problems. Sometimes it is because they don't support SDHC cards, which is basically any card over 2GB.

The best thing to do is to buy a cheap USB SD card reader from a "pound" shop or similar and use that. They usually work without any problems.

yvonnezoe
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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:20 am

ghans wrote:Inbuilt card readers are horrible. Perhaps this one
doesn't support SDHC cards ?

You can try using your camera as card reader instead.

ghans
Ahh i see. But I can read the card (image files from camera).
But will it be risky to format the card and write Image file in the camera itself? Will it cause any damage to my camera?
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yvonnezoe
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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:21 am

rpdom wrote:Built it SD card slots are known to have problems. Sometimes it is because they don't support SDHC cards, which is basically any card over 2GB.

The best thing to do is to buy a cheap USB SD card reader from a "pound" shop or similar and use that. They usually work without any problems.
Thanks for the information. Any external SD card reader will do?
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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:49 am

yvonnezoe wrote:Any external SD card reader will do?
Yes, they all seem to support SDHC now. I got the cheapest one I could find (as the one in my old laptop isn't supported by the OS, and can't do SDHC anyway), and it works perfectly. :)

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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:52 am

rpdom wrote:
yvonnezoe wrote:Any external SD card reader will do?
Yes, they all seem to support SDHC now. I got the cheapest one I could find (as the one in my old laptop isn't supported by the OS, and can't do SDHC anyway), and it works perfectly. :)
Okay noted!! :D Thank you for the information!! :)
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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:56 am

If you have your camera attached to your PC it is acting much like an external card reader anyway - so if you format it in your camera and copy the files across from your PC to the camera then it is quite likely to work. As long as you use the NOOBS software - you couldn't write the other images this way.

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Re: SD card write protected

Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:59 am

smithg400 wrote:If you have your camera attached to your PC it is acting much like an external card reader anyway - so if you format it in your camera and copy the files across from your PC to the camera then it is quite likely to work. As long as you use the NOOBS software - you couldn't write the other images this way.
I see. Let me try this first before I get an external card reader. ;D Thank you very much! :))
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Re: SD card write protected

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Hey guys, since i've got an external SD card reader before I got my camera, I tried to format the SD card with the ext card reader. It got format perfectly and I could transfer the NOOBS files into it. Now, waiting to get a HMDI cable. ;)
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