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PNY 4 G USB DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED

HOW DO I REMOVE THE WRITE PROTECTION AND FORMAT

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  • sharondippen Jul 23, 2008

    tried that did not work. said i should download a flile to do a low level format but wouldnt work. so i am still stuck

  • nwade Jul 29, 2008

    Exact same problem and experience with PNY.

  • Sam Ash Oct 02, 2008

    I tried searching the web for a solution and none of them work, maybe we should call the company!

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Not sure what exactly is happening when you try to use the disk. Is it a used disk? Did you just purchase it? Do you get an error when trying to use it?

From the limited information, I would suggest going to the website and seeing if there is a solution from PNY: http://www2.pny.com/support/support_landing_cat.aspx?SectionID=1143 (their support page).

If it still doesn't work, post more details & I'll see if I can help.

Have a good day!

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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