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Cant take songs off Says " Write Protection"

Okay my shaker wont let me take music of or put it on. I cant even format the device. Even when i take the SD Card out a place it into a SanDisk Holder for pictures it still says the disk is Write-Protected. i didnt protect any of these songs nor would i want to. So Please help?!?!?!

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Re: Cant take songs off Says " Write Protection"

There is a LOCK switch on the side of the SD Card.

Slide it away from the LOCK and youll be all set.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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Hi my sansa shaker wont play music

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I cant even delete my music or put new music on...

Instead of deleting the songs you may need to format.

If you haven't tryed this follow these simple steps.

To format your device first click on "Start" then click on "My Computer" now look for your mp3 player, if it hasn't been change the names usually called "Removable Disk", once you've found that right-click on it then click on "Format".

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If you have copied CD's to your computer, you will need to change the settings in Windows Media Player to copy them as MP3's.

Windows Media Player>Tools>Settings>Rip Music (Copy Music)>Chane Rip Music as to MP3.

Delete all the songs you copied before from your computer and from the Shaker.

Copy the new songs back to the Shaker after you change the settings.

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