Cannot Reformat Corrupt Sky3DS MicroSD

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  1. atkfromabove
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    I tried to use the the Gateway OOT save file on my N3DS XL (North America) with my Sky3DS to load Gateway Menu. I got the white screen freeze error that corrupts the MicroSD. I've read and tried many different ways to reformat the MicroSD to get it to a usable state again with no luck. Does anyone have a method that works that I haven't tried?

    Card Info:

    - Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB MicroSDHC

    Methods Tried:

    - EaseUS Partition Master
    - SDFormatter
    - Fat32Formatter
    - Windows Diskpart
    - Windows Default Formatter
    - Linux Formatter
    - MiniAide Fat32 Formatter
    - Sky's Diskwriter v105 and v106 (format and reformat)
     
  2. NicEXE

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    try
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/yoursdidentifier bs=1m
    as root
    then try and format it with SDFormater on a non-windows OS (SDFormater will only work in windows if the SD card has a drive letter which can be a bit tricky to do with an sd card with no filesystem)
    if it works, proceed with Sky's diskwriter and put your games on.
     
  3. atkfromabove
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    I tried this but still no luck. The 1m for bs said an invalid number so I used just 1.
     
  4. thorasgar

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    Sounds like you wasted enough time on this dead horse. Go buy a new one and then return the borked one. Even if there is some sort of identifier printed on it no can can see it without a microscope.
     
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    do capital M
     
  6. atkfromabove
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    Ha ya I already put in an RMA request since I only bought it a few weeks ago. I was just hoping I wouldn't have to wait for 10-15 days to send it in and then receive a new one.
     
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    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    That was no joke. I don't put up with BS wait times for warranty service on new products. One reason I buy what I can at Costco with their 90 day return policy.

    I hope you have spare you can use.
     
  8. atkfromabove
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    Ya I wish amazon was faster... the only spare I have for the mean time is a small 4GB card