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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a Micro SD Card for my Cell Phone to store my pictures music etc. I recently took it out of my phone and put it into my card reader to transfer some pictures to my computer. That part was successful. I then put it back into my phone and it said it needed to be formatted. I put it back into my computer to format but it is write protected, but the switch for Lock is turned to off. Any suggestions? Also if it helps. It is an 8gb Sandisk card and I am running windows Vista.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 10:24 PM
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can you open the properties of the sandisk and see if it is a windows option that needs to be disabled. It's a no brainer but have you tried both locked and unlocked positions of the micro SD card to verify it's locked. It's is kind of screwy that this would happen just from taking the sd out of your phone putting it into your computer then putting it back into your phone. Can you put files on the sd chip when you have it in your PC? I'm wondering if you messed up the sd chip by moving it while it was activated...

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Both positions don't work and I can't access files. When put into my phone or computer it first says This needs to be formatted. I must of moved it while in use.

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Both positions don't work and I can't access files. When put into my phone or computer it first says This needs to be formatted. I must of moved it while in use.
sounds that way to me. I have one that my GF took out of the PS3 while active and then tried to blame me for ruining her digital camera sd card.


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Thanks, Ill try the formatter

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The formatter did not work unfortunately. It says the disk is write protected. I have tried to the switch in both positions. It also shows the card as 30.6mb in the formatter program but it is 8gb. Unless the 30.6mb is how much is currently in use?

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