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aminor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
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16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

 

I was in the middle of copying some files to my 16GB cruzer drive, when suddenly the transfer was

interrupted and I got a "Disk is write protected.  Remove the write protection or use another disk." error.

 

I removed the drive, rebooted, but the write protection is still stuck on.  I can read files from the disk,

but can't add any additional files or delete files from the disk.

 

This appears to be a common problem with this drive from reading the forum - are there any

known solutions to this other than sending the drive in for exchange?

 

I am running Windows XP.

 

 

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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,050
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

Not that anyone has posted.

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birdfly77
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

 

I was in the middle of copying some files to my 16GB cruzer drive, when suddenly the transfer was

interrupted and I got a "Disk is write protected.  Remove the write protection or use another disk." error.

 

I removed the drive, rebooted, but the write protection is still stuck on.  I can read files from the disk,

but can't add any additional files or delete files from the disk.

 

This appears to be a common problem with this drive from reading the forum - are there any

known solutions to this other than sending the drive in for exchange?

 

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birdfly77
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

i want to return it . please let me know. how?

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aminor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

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>> Not that anyone has posted.

 

There are three threads about it just on the first page of the forum.

 

Or are you saying that no one has posted any fixes?

 

Does Sandisk accept these drives mailed in and send out replacements?  Has anyone reading the forum done this with a 'stuck' drive?

 

 

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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,050
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error


aminor wrote:

  

Or are you saying that no one has posted any fixes?

  


Your question: "Are there any known solutions to this other than sending the drive in for exchange?"

 

My answer: "Not that anyone has posted."

 

Your question: "Does Sandisk accept these drives mailed in and send out replacements? "

 

My answer: Not without calliing Sandisk Tech Support and getting an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) first.

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Serelaw
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-31-2012
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

So I am in the same boat.

Middle of copying files and then whammo write protected..

WTF

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jvismara
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-11-2012
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

same thing here...

got a write protected errro on a 32Gb

cannot find the way to call Tech Support....

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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,050
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error


jvismara wrote:

cannot find the way to call Tech Support....



SanDisk Tech Support Contact Information World-Wide

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davidcapo
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2012
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Re: 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Write Protected error

I just got the same "write protected error" described above with my newly bought 16GB Sandisk Cruzer. Are there any alternatives from Sandisk? Is it still the only option to return the flash drive to the company? This is dissapointing