Formatting an Smart Media Card with Win7?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Bonny, May 16, 2017.

  1. Bonny

    Bonny GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 8, 2008
    I just found two 32MB Smart Media Cards...


    I also got an 16-in-1-Card Reader on my Win 7 PC, who has an SM-Card-Slot. If i insert the Cards, Win 7 recognizes both cards as "OtherCards" and says, it has to format them. But than says, it can't, because they are write-protected. I googled a bit, and the only way to activate write-protection on those cards is, to put an metallic sticker on the round dot. But the dot on both cards is free... i don't know... are they both broken?

    I'am looking for a way to red/format them... any help?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Haven't tangled with those since XP was current but that sounds like when Windows is being a pain. Have you got a Linux liveCD you can try? For legacy stuff like this that is often a better bet.