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I cannot find the driver for my Dell Inspiron N5010 for a USB 2.0 Card Reader. When I connect the reader and try to format a micro card tells 'This disk is write protected'.
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by:Aditya Arora
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This is not the driver issue. might be your micro card is corrupt.
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by:rindi
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Just make sure all the Dell PC's drivers are installed, beginning with it's chipset drivers. Download the newest ones for your OS from the Dell site.
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by:David Camilleri
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I tried two micro cards with the same problem. I have installed all Dell Drivers but somehow the card reader is being recognized but the cards do not seem to be formatting. The Device Manager does not show that there is a problem with the device.
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by:n2fc
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There is a slide-switch on the cards to write protect them... Make sure it is in the proper position: to allow writing.  If so, perhaps the sensor in card reader in the laptop is bad.

Simple solution: pick up a USB card reader for about $5-$10 as a replacement.
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I discovered that the cable was defective.
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by:David Camilleri
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Nobody suggested the cable might be faulty. I had to research the solution.
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