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Solved: USB stuck in write protection. Please Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sajjadbaqir, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. sajjadbaqir

    sajjadbaqir Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone, I have this relatively new USB of an unknown brand. It says OohTrack on it. Anyways, Its stuck in write protection for some reason and I cannot change any files on it anymore. Please help. I did a quick google search and tried to follow what people said but didn't work.
     
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  3. sajjadbaqir

    sajjadbaqir Thread Starter

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    I tried that exact same thing before, and it didnt help.
     
  4. Triple6

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    Does the device have a Write Protect switch on it?

    Where did you buy this USB stick? By chance on eBay or a Market? It might be a fake stick or it may have broke.
     
  5. sajjadbaqir

    sajjadbaqir Thread Starter

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    i got the stick from a cheap electronic store. I thought all usbs were built the same. it doesnt have a physical switch on it.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Not all are built the same. And its very common these days to buy fake USB sticks from eBay or local markets that do not have the capacity they claim, they fake their size and then once their real size is used they malfunction. If you bought it locally, return or exchange it - the device may have simply broken and they should offer some kind of warranty.
     
  7. sajjadbaqir

    sajjadbaqir Thread Starter

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    it wasn't expensive, only about 10 bucks. But i guess i learned my lesson. If i can find the receipt then i will return it. Otherwise, I'll just get a better brand. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. SUEOHIO

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    Ive always used san disk and kingston flash drives and never had a problem.But they cost a lot more than 10 dollars but are worth it.
     
  9. sajjadbaqir

    sajjadbaqir Thread Starter

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    ok luckily i got an exchange for that faulty stick. I got the same brand. I'll just be more careful with it now and safely remove everytime.
     
  10. DoubleHelix

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    If you just did an exchange for the same piece of junk, you're no better off. Get a refund, and buy a name-brand flash drive from a reputable source.
     
  11. sajjadbaqir

    sajjadbaqir Thread Starter

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    hey im lucky they even gave me an exchange. Now this one i got has 1 year warranty so if this messes up i will go back again. Thanks
     
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    No, you would have been *really* lucky to get a refund. You'll probably be back there a few times to swap that drive for another and another and another. Maybe you'll get lucky, and a legitimate one will sneak into the box.
     
  13. SUEOHIO

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    I dont know where you are buying them from but most reputable computer or electronic places usually sell the good well made ones not cheap generic ones no one has ever heard of.Ive had usb flash drives last for years because they were good well made ones.
     
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