Why won't my SD work?

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  1. bmaster154
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    I want to install the homebrew channel on my Wii, and the first step is putting the required files and all on the SD card, right? Well, for apparently no reason, it won't let me drag and drop files onto it, not even look into it! It just asks me to format it, but even afterwards, it apparently is un-formatable. I tried using a format software, I looked around the Internet about it, but nothing ever worked! It was all in vain... I just want to get done with it, but that stupid piece of plastic won't let me in! Any solution/advice?
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    there may be a physical switch on the card itself that is locking write access, if so, make sure it is unlocked
     
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    Yes, I tried that, and sadly, it didn't work. I even tried on another computer and it stayed "unformatted".
     
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    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    make sure the plastic part of the SD card isn't covering the actual metallic contact point of the sd card. My friend had the same problem, and when we actually took a close look at it, we noticed that the plastic was partially covering the contact point, we just bent it back in place and it started working.

    I doubt that ur problem is the same as that one, but u never know
     
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    Format it with this Formatter: Link.
     
  6. bmaster154
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    I was hoping it would work, but no better result. Is there some specific way I should format it? It's a 2GB Kodak, and so I was wondering if it mattered as to which kind of format I chose.
     
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    either FAT or FAT32
     
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    I heard about those, are they that good? Are they made for this kind of purposes?
     
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    That sounds weirdly interesting. I don't have a whole lot of money right now, but all I want is to have a Wii capable of playing games from other systems (emulating?) and having homebrew; anything to replace this now hardly working machine next to my tv.
     
  10. XFlak

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    U can get one of those 2GB sandisk SD cards for $5-10

    but u only really NEED one of those card initially to hack your wii (and again if anything goes wrong u will need it again to use bootmii), in the long run, u would want to invest in an external hard drive (if u dont have an sd card, it must be at least partially formatted as fat32)... U are going to need the space for roms 4 your emulators and a lot of other things too
     
  11. bmaster154
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    Yeah, well I'm not good at detecting sarcastic-ness, so... But since I heard games take a lot of space, I figure I'll need a couple of those?
     
  12. George Dawes

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    your wife's corpus uteri
    or FAT16, which works fine. Obviously no good for cards above 4gb though.