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Hi guys
i got a new 16GB Micro-SD and Micro-SD card reader for Christmas. trouble is it can't be read or formatted. i r-click>format but nothing happens.

any ideas?

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is the lock slider on the sd card switched to the lock position?
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nope, just fit into the card reader and into the pc
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post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jibatsu View Post
nope, just fit into the card reader and into the pc
what? I am asking if the sd card has a lock switch. Some of them have little sliders on the side to lock the card so nothing can be written/deleted from it. Its a saftey feature. See if your sd card is locked with the slider that is physically on it.
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oh whoops, yeah sorry, it doesn't have one.
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jibatsu View Post
oh whoops, yeah sorry, it doesn't have one.
What file system type are you trying to format as? Also do you have some other partition/formatting program you could try rather than just the default windows formatting? Also do you have another card reader somewhere (a laptop of a friends or something?) that you can use to try and format the card to see whether its the card reader or the card?
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post #7 of 7
Where did you get the SD card from? There are *a lot* of counterfeit cards floating out there.
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