flash drive says disk is write protected

how to fix this?? i cannot format it
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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KimputerCommented:
Test disk on another PC/laptop. If it's the same, it's a hardware problem, you won't be able to solve it (if under warranty, get it replaced). That is, if it's a simple USB drive WITHOUT a special button/switch for write protection (about 99.99%).
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
Same problem on another pc
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KimputerCommented:
If it's a simple USB drive WITHOUT a special button/switch for write protection (which is about 99.99% of all USB). you have a defective unit.
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,
what is the brand/model of your flash drive ?
Also Kimputer has said everything : either you have a physical switch on it either this is hardware so warranty or bin...
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
SanDisk
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
the goal was for me to know how it looks and its options.
With only the brand I cannot tell you anything. Which is the model please?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
A USB Stick or Flash memory card behave this way only if it is going to die and the data writing to it is not allowed anymore.
If the card or USB stick has a write protection button then you can enable the writing again. Otherwise it is bad.
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nobusCommented:
maybe it's a counterfeit one
here some tools for checking that :  https://www.raymond.cc/blog/test-and-detect-fake-or-counterfeit-usb-flash-drives-bought-from-ebay-with-h2testw/

here all the steps you can take for correcting your problem :
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-fix-write-protection-errors-on-a-usb-stick/
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joinaunionCommented:
Are you trying to format using disk management?
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/107/kw/disk%20is%20write%20protected

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