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Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?


@Nmartenez wrote:

Hello,

 

please ..... please help me how to remove write protection from my 16GB flash drive.


 

Did you read any of the above posts in this thread? Smiley Frustrated

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Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

It sure seems like most posters don't.  Which makes one wonder, do they read our replies? Smiley Surprised

Ed
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Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

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Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

Smiley Very HappyEd_P, This topic is not funny but!!!!!!!! your comment and tapeworm's gave me a good laugh,

or if your reply was verbal "In one ear and out the other" hehe sry! mmmm no i'm not, i have a near new 32Gb sandisk

cruzer. So really can't even function now as a usefull paperweight.....mm should be cranky now nah can't be bothered its friday and my mood always improves by friday afternoon )) Ed_P DON'T stop wondering as Sheldon doesn't.Smiley Happy

have a good weekend anyway,

cya.

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Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

Hello

 

I Just used for less 2-3 minutes, while downloading a short clip from the youtube, using the famous pluging (downloadhelper) of the mozdila.

 

I just bought this pen (exactly the same 16GB of the member who created the topic) to solve a problem of my nootebook to fix erros of my windows 7 services startup (...)

 

Anyway, this was my first product and for sure the last one...very disappointed!

 

SanDisk, you the Kewn it all the time the problem, the issue...whatever and you still send this piece of "tecnology" to the resellers...

 

Are you serious manufactured...are you kidding with our money!

 

Where is the proper solution

 

There's no word's to describe how you disrespectful the consumers, i bought today por 42 reais (brazillian currency, i'm not brazillian guy..it doesn't matter...) about 21 dolars...

 

I'm prety sure, that i'll not get a refund, from the shop (this is brazil..).

 

I just like to end and to say...shame on you SanDisk, and thank you very much for not presenting a decent software solution!!

 

Cheers,

 

César.

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Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

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"Where is the proper solution"

 

As posted numerous times RETURN IT.  If the store you bought it at won't replace it then contact SanDisk directly for a replacement.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

 

@Sevens.

 

Enjoy your weekend.  Smiley Wink 

 

 

Ed
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

Sorry SanDisk Guru,

 

I know you are doing your best to trying to help everyone here Smiley Happy

 

But this is a serious problem...a real one!

 

The big majority of the stores here in the Brasil they don't give you a warranty, only a receipt or a just simple invoiced (if i were Portugal would be a lot different...)

 

Anyway, as i told before, SanDisk should have a proper solution, a simple software solution with just 2 click's (like format tool in house by SanDisk, and there's none) and not paying the transportation and actualy that is very expensive...at minimum half of price of the product.

 

Cheer's

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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

"I know you are doing your best to trying to help everyone here :smileyhappy:"

 

Thank you.  We try.

 

"SanDisk should have a proper solution, a simple software solution with just 2 click's "

 

No question that would be preferred by everybody, SanDisk included.  Which leads me to believe the problem is more serious than a software glitch. I suspect something is getting shorted out inside the chip.  It could be caused by heat, low voltage or a high voltage spike but once done there is no fix.

 

On the bright side, at least the error doesn't cause one to loose all their files.  Imagine how you'd feel if that happened. Smiley Wink

 

Send your USB drive back to SanDisk, the least expensive way you can, and get a replacement drive.  That way your purchase won't be a complete lost.  Sorry, but it's the only way.

 

 

Ed
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Newbie
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Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

Howdy Ed,

 

I really apreciated your attention and i agreed with you about the different causes of the issue...there is so many possibility's (...)

 

On my case, it was very strange perhaps it was just high voltage spike when i switch the computers, but today it was my lucky day, and went to the store were i purchase the pen drive and they...exchange for a new pen!

 

After all, the quality of the stores in Brazil it's improving...that's a good sign!

 

The knew one works perfectly! :smileyhappy

 

have a nice weekend,

 

César.

 

 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HELP!!!!! how do i reomove 'write protected' message from my 16gb flash drive?

Thank you for the update azores.  Good to hear you got a working replacement. 

 

FWIW I read on another thread today that someone who returned their Cruzer to SanDisk did so with a prepaid shipping label. So the replacement service doesn't cost anything.  Good to know right.  Smiley Happy

Ed
Important files = Backed up files