Solved How to remove write-protection on flash?

Sandisk 16gb microsd high capacity card
February 27, 2017 at 02:35:13
Specs: Windows 7, 3.20GHz
How can i remove the write protection on the USB flash drive which has no switch on it? When I try to format it even in DOS prompt it says "this volume is write protected"

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February 27, 2017 at 02:36:45
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#2
February 27, 2017 at 10:19:00
You don't say how old the flash drive is but they can definitely fail.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
February 27, 2017 at 15:27:26
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How do I fix a Write Protect error?
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...
"Write protection errors occur when a flash drive detects a potential fault within itself. The drive will go into write-protected mode to prevent data loss. There is no method to fix this. To verify the issue is related to the flash drive and not your computer we recommend that you try plugging the USB drive into another port on your computer. You should also try the drive on another computer if possible.
Note: If using a company computer, ensure your IT department does not block saving files to removable drives."

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