Write protection

Hey i know theres been like 40 topics on this.

But i have a problem with my SD/R4, Its one of them and it says it’s “Write protected” it sprung up out of the blue, i cant format it, i cant do anything with it. My R4/SD Doesnt have a slide on the side, so its not that. Ive tried that “run>program” solution. But im on Windows 7 and for some reason i dont have that option. Ive tried different computers, different operating systems and nothing works. So is there a way to fix it? Or is it completly boned and i have to get a new one?


Just as a sanity check, have you checked to make sure the write protect slide on the side of the SD card is in the position closest to the metal contact tabs?