microSD help.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nogutsnoglory, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. nogutsnoglory macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    Hi all.

    So...I have a microSD card inserted into my computer. The little notch is in the unlocked position and yet, it says the SD isn't writable. The last time I inserted it, it was writable but now the permissions changed. I don't know what to do. I tried verifying the disk, and it says I have to get it repaired, and when I try to repair, it won't allow me to hit the repair button. I don't really know much about the microSD other than it's 4 GB, and in the MS-DOS(FAT) format.

    Here's what I see every time I verify the disk:


    I really don't understand anything before 'this disk needs to be repaired.'

    On a side note, I remember the SD working before I upgraded to the Mac OSX Snow Leopard system, and ever since I upgraded my mac, it won't allow me to add anything on the microSD. I don't know if that's relevant or not.

    I'd appreciate any help.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Macsavvytech, Jun 1, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 1, 2011

    Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    You need to format it, something is wrong with something, probably the file system. Just format it then it should work fine.
  3. nogutsnoglory thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    How do I format it? I've never had to format anything on a mac.
  4. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    Open Disk Utility and select the microSD card. Pretty straightforward from there.
  5. nogutsnoglory thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    I tried to and it won't give me the option. I can't click on the buttons.
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    Sounds like the card may just have died, it happens sometimes. Does it work in phone/camera or whatever? try formatting there?
  7. nogutsnoglory thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    It does work on the phone, yes. I'll try formatting the card on the phone. Thank you. :)

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