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help on a read only sd card


trish2753
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I have a tom tom sat nav and the 1gb sd isnt big enough for the download and to add more poi's. I have a spare 4gb sd card which was used in my smart phone I have tried to delete the contents and it says this is write protected how can I format the sd card, I have looked at help and it said to uncheck the read only check box but there is no check box in properties to uncheck. can anyone help on this please or do I have to buy a new sd card?

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Thalmus

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MicroSD cards don't have write-protect switches, however adapters do as it seems yours does. Now that you have found it and can delete files can you now format is as FAT32?

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Thalmus

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MicroSD cards don't have write-protect switches, however adapters do as it seems yours does. Now that you have found it and can delete files can you now format is as FAT32?

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trish1997

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No I cannot format it as fat32 it is write protected, I have unchecked all the read only attributes in the properties but still cannot format the Sd card. Many thanks for you help by the way!!!

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Thalmus

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It seems odd that you can delete stuff from it and not format it. Have a read of the link beloew and see if anything there helps you

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/HowdoyouremovewriteprotectionfromamicroSDcardwithtransflash_adapter

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trish1997

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Ok thanks I will have a look at that site. Many thanks again for your help

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trish1997

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Just thought I would let you know...I did it!!!!!! hooray!!! The slider on the adaptor was being pushed back when inserted into the card reader, I used some selotape to stop that happening and voila format done...Thanks Thalmus

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