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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-21-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

what a **bleep** is this man.. we are seaking something else.. not repeating same thing man...

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-03-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

I am just one more of MANY SanDisk users who is disadvantaged by a "read-only" flash drive.   These things should be recalled and redesigned.  There are SO many complaints on this forum by now that why would ANYONE want to buy one of these things?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,392
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Probably because less than 1% of the devices have problems.  And the 99% of the owners that don't have problems don't post.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-07-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Its because most of the uasers with faulty devices don't know what to do and dont know to post in your forum. You CHEATS sandisk people.

Iam a computer parts sellerand i know how many i got returned back to my shop.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,392
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

"Its because most of the uasers with faulty devices don't know what to do and dont know to post in your forum."

 

A good point.  

 

"Iam a computer parts sellerand i know how many i got returned back to my shop"

 

How many do you sell in a month's time and how many of those get returned?

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-10-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Read that less than 1% of thiese things fail?

have had a 32gb micro sdhc for a week, suddenly came up write protected?

tried all sorts of things,

eventually by loading it into a cheap camera I formatted it.

Back into PC! Write protected! 

 

well I got the **bleep** thing for £10, so cheap I bought two, loaded the new, unused one in, and straight away, straight out of the box... write protected!.

 

less than 1% eh? and why are they so cheap? 

 

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,392
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Thank you for posting your experience.  I've said all along that the problem was a Windows problem rather than a hardware problem.  If it was a hardware problem you wouldn't have been able to format it even in an expensive camera.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-10-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Hi, I have a Cruzer and I mainly use it for my xbox 360 since I dont have that much storage on it by itself. So I put it into my computer (I dont really know why...) but when I took it out and tried to use it back for my xbox 360, when I tried to copy a file over onto it it said that it cannot do it because there is write protect on it. I dont know if this matters but I have MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. So, is it possible to get write protection off of it?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,392
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Do you have a cheap camera?  Smiley Happy

 

Referring to a poster's comment 2 or 3 above yours.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-19-2012

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Hi, I had the same problem and tried everything suggested but nothing worked.

 

Finally I found the answer was to use a Flash drive tester - in Destructive write test mode. You will lose any data not saved but you can now re-format the drive. This is the link to a free program,

 

http://mikelab.kiev.ua/index_en.php?page=PROGRAMS/chkflsh_en

 

Hope this helps,

 

Graham.