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dpica

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i have a SD card that is write protected and cannot format it...i tried with the switch in both positions with no luck.
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Hi dpica

To try and identify a possible issue with the card itself can the data on the card still be accessed?
Couple of suggestions are easeus http://www.easeus.co...rd-freeware.htm and Darik's Boot And Nuke http://www.dban.org/

Hope one of the above works for you and that there is no issue with the card itself and keep us posted.
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yes i can acces the data.....it is a card that has GPS map data on it, and i want to erase it to be able to use the card for something else

Edited by dpica, 22 April 2012 - 09:21 AM.

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Is it a card that was provided as a product as in with the maps already on it and if so can you provide the product/card details.
If the card was provided as a product the program may have a built in write protection to prevent accidental erasure.
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here is the data that is on the card

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Edited by dpica, 22 April 2012 - 09:47 AM.

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Please read my post #4 and provide the requested information.
Have you tried either of the two programs I provided the links to?

NB: The details in your screenshot are too small to read BTW.
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yes the card has the map data allready on it.....i resized the image so you can read it
no i did not use those two linked programs
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one program is to recover loss data ( i want to erase data)
the other is to wipe out a hard drive ( not sure how to use it to erase the date on sd card)
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An alternative option http://panasonic.jp/...load/index.html your card does not need to be a Panasonic product for it to work, you may also find the info helpful @ http://forum.xda-dev.../t-1137031.html
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