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Sightseer
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micro sd write protected/wifi update

trying to add wifi updates to mu gopro's (H3 white and silver) i have both of the updates extracted etc and ready to drag into the gopro/memory card. but cannot update as my micro sd cards are ' write protected ' or something? how can we get round this ????? i do not have a sd card  reader thingy, im just plugging the gopros in via usb. please help!!


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GoPro
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Re: micro sd write protected/wifi update

 

Hi @tomr38

 

When the camera is connected to your computer it should be read as an MTP device.

Are you getting the File Explorer prompted on the screen?

Are you able to access the files/folders?

Does it allow you to format the card?

 

For reference: Software Update Instructions for HERO3 Cameras

 

Thanks!

Ej

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GoPro
Posts: 9,706

Re: micro sd write protected/wifi update

 

Hi @tomr38

 

When the camera is connected to your computer it should be read as an MTP device.

Are you getting the File Explorer prompted on the screen?

Are you able to access the files/folders?

Does it allow you to format the card?

 

For reference: Software Update Instructions for HERO3 Cameras

 

Thanks!

Ej

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: micro sd write protected/wifi update

I am having the same issue with the card in the Go PRo.  In answer to your questions,

I am getting the file explorer.

I can access files on the SD Card

I CANNOT format.

Explorer
Posts: 11,792

Re: micro sd write protected/wifi update

Are you using a USB/SD adapter or connecting the camera directly? If you are connecting the camera, you will be limited in what you can do as the computer will automatically use the MTP protocol to connect instead of giving the camera a drive.

To format and have full access to the SD card, you need to remove the SD from the camera and use an adapter.
Explorer
Posts: 11,792

Re: micro sd write protected/wifi update

BTW, an adapter usually comes with the SD card, but they can be purchased for next to nothing. You don't need a fancy one, although a USB 3.0 adapter will be fastest if you have USB 3.0 ports on your computer.