SD Formatter v3.1 - mc is write protected

December 6, 2011 at 09:22:23
Specs: Windows XP
SD card will not write unprotect. - have 2 cards. accessed with card reader on USB. both cards became unusable in Minolta camera.
downloaded SD Association SD Formatter v3.1 - can not unprotect the cards
slid switch 4 times, waited 30 sec. in lock, unlocked .. SD Formatter comes back with error, "Memory card is write protected. Please release the write protect switch".
saw ehow article .. used tape to cover the notch on the upper right side, reminiscent of VHS tapes .. tried two layers.
neither the switch, or covering the notch gets a format

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December 7, 2011 at 07:20:27
Replace the cards with new ones.

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