Can't format microSD

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Apr 28, 2010

Can't format microSD by Peefree at 5:43 AM (1,113 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Peefree
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    I have a 4GB SDHC microSD card and every time I plug it in the computer it says it needs to be formatted, which usually isn't a problem except that when I go to format the card it says it is write protected. How do I disable this with the USB adaptor I'm using?
     
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    Is it in a bigger SD Adapter? If so, slide the little yellow notch in the opposite postion.
     
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    You should format it asap before (more) stuff gets broken in the filesystem.

    Spark is right.

    [​IMG] (from tomshardware)
     
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    I've tried using the SD adaptor but when I plug it, or any of the other two I have, into the slot on my computer it just freezes. Is there anyway to do this with just the USB adaptor that comes with most flashcarts?
     
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    Sure, but look for a notch or switch on it that might make it write protected. (or better yet post a picture or video of the USB reader you're using, so we can see)

    There might be something on your PC you might need to configure, mass storage device might have write protect...

    I don't believe micro SD has a software write protect, it defiantly doesn't have any hardware that does it that I've seen.
     
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    [​IMG]

    The USB adaptor is the one that came with my R4 card and the SD adaptors are the ones that came with various microSD cards with the Verbatim one matching the microSD I'm having troubles with.
     
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    Try the other SD adapters (not whatever one was causing trouble). I'm thinking that USB adapter is broken or wasn't manufactured properly which is why it is not working.
     
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    Thanks for your help, I managed to find another USB adaptor to try and that worked fine.
     

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