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Old Jan 19, 2007, 7:33 AM   #1
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I purchased an SD card on eBay. When it arrived, it was missing the lock tab. It is in the protected position. Does anyone know of a way to unlock it without the tab? Thanks.

No need to reply. I found the answer and fixed the card.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 2:41 AM   #2
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 10:10 PM   #3
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Glad you got it fixed. Just for our information, what did you do to unlock the card?
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 2:01 AM   #4
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I thought there was an electrical connection between the lock tab and the SD card. That isn't the case. As long as something fills the slot in the card case, the card will work. I simply cut a piece of plastic the size of the original lock tab from one of those clips that comes on a loaf of bread and glued it into the card in the unlocked position. Of course, I can't slide the tab to lock and unlock the card, but I've never used the lock feature anyway so that isn't a problem for me.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 2:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. I guess it's just a mechanical block, like the erase tab on a floppy disk or the protect tab on a cassette tape.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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Yes, that's the way I understand it.
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