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Windows 7: Brand new extreme SanDisk Micro SD Card 32GB turned to RAW format

02 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Brand new extreme SanDisk Micro SD Card 32GB turned to RAW format

I have just bought a Micro SD Card for my raspberry pi, when i put the SD card into my laptop it says i need to format it. Windows is not let me access the SD so i thought formatting it would solve the problem, i don't care about the information/files on the SD so it tried to format it. Windows gave me a error so i tried using the SD card formatter form Home - SD Association but it also gave me an error "memory card is write-protected" i have looked for a solution but i cannot find one.

unfortunately, i don't know what information i should provide about the SD Card

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02 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 7 x64

If you are using SD card adapter to insert into the computer SD slot.
At the side, there is a small switch, just either move (flick) up &or down.
This is to lock the SD from doing anything, as similar to CD disc.
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03 Aug 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I already know this and i have moved the switch up and down and to make sure i was doing it correctly i used this image to guide me but i didn't make any difference. I forgot to mention that when i put the SD card into my laptop it become Very Hot.
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03 Aug 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Since it is a new Card, return it to the vendor and get a replacement. The card is most probably defective.
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 Brand new extreme SanDisk Micro SD Card 32GB turned to RAW format

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