Mis-labled PNY 2GB cards at Walmart are 4GB SDHC.

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  1. Joe N Tendo
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    Just a head ups there are 2GB PNY cards at Walmart that turn out to be 4GB SDHC when you plug them in or read the back. They are a black 2 pack...(sigh) the fates are conspiring against my mod. Looking forward to Hykem's release.
     
  2. Bug_Checker_

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    Are you trying to mod your vWii?
    If so, try formatting sd card to make available 2gb or under 2gb of space.
    (I believe this works. Perhaps someone has a link to a post on gbatemp that they could add that verifies this.)
     
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    Dang it all to heck! This is an atrocity Walmart should not be able to get away with!
     
  4. Joe88

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    This would probably be news worthy if this was 2005
     
  5. Joe N Tendo
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    Everything I've read suggests this doesn't work, I didn't want to try it because I couldn't find anything on the brick risk from an attempt.
     
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    Again,I am assuming you want to mod your vWii on your Wii U console:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/wii-u-homebrew-with-4gb-sdhc-card.386419/

    Do this first:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/dump-mii-nand-a-bootmii-format-nand-bin-nand-dumper-for-vwii-wii.358977/

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/a-suggestion-for-all-softmodded-vwiis.369198/

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/basic-dos-and-do-nots-of-vwii-modding.339337/

    If you don't want to install any Cios or HBC, then you will not substantially change your vWii(almost all changes will be non persistent). So you can safely use:

    Syscheck
    Inspectmii https://gbatemp.net/threads/inspectmii-new-wii-vwii-homebrew.356837/
     
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  7. Joe N Tendo
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    Wow thanks, I had read the vwii guide at https://gbatemp.net/threads/full-vwii-softmod.339899/

    Requirements:
    I thought SDHC was a non starter, thus the warning to my fellow xmas adopters about the bunk wallyword cards. I'm out in the woods and we only get mail dropped once a month to say you just saved a very boring xmas would be an understatement :).

    Thanks again.

    Wish the FAT16 trick worked on my 2GB capped photography equipment
     
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    Just took these home I wish I had seen this before purchasing WTG Walmart give you a 4GB freebie that manages to bone you.

    Please post a update if you manage to mod vwii from a big card.
     
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  9. Joe N Tendo
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    Can confirm no luck using BATHAXX with a SDHC as I was saying, tried a Sandisk, kingmax, sony and panasonic cards. Stuck until I can get ahold of 2GB card :( or if anyone knows a SDHC compatible hack.
     
  10. Net-KILLER

    Net-KILLER computer says no

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    Did you create a 2 GB partition ?
     
  11. Joe N Tendo
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    I did on one attempt with one card. I didn't try them all, a lot of people think you can run the disc exploits to get HBC installed I think they are mistaken.

    I keep reading plainly: You cannot use any SDHC card regardless of formatting or partitioning to install a softmod on vWii.

     
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