Wii U Sd card slot broken

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Marioman65, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Marioman65
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    So by accident I somehow damaged the sd slot after I did an attempt to install homebrew. So I checked Nintendo repairs and it cost 100$ for a...sd slot repair I don't understand. I don't wanna call Nintendo and I tried emailing them, but they said to call them which I really don't want to cause I am shy yes I know it's pathetic. Is there any other options?
     
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    HOW CAN A SOFTWARE BREAK A HARDWARE?
     
  3. Marioman65
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    Oh no no I broke it what happened was I tryed inserting the sd card and it got stuck so I tried taking it out it wouldn't so I just forced it out and now it wasn't working
     
  4. AboodXD

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    Nah, clean your SD Card several times, happens to me A LOT!
     
  5. Marioman65
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    Already tried didn't work I tried other sd cards too it didn't work my sd card doesn't read at all
     
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    You'll have to either:
    - Pay up
    - Call them
    - Get someone else to call them
    - Do your own repair
    - Get someone else to fix it

    I think your best option is call them.
     
  7. Marioman65
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    I hate calling Nintendo I have a good feeling they wont do anything about it
     
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    i feel your pain, mine reads but doesn't write. not sure if replacing it would even help, im sure replacing would work in your scenario, but its not a simple repair, decent amount of soldering.

    good luck!
     
  9. Marioman65
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    Well I thought wrong I thought it would be a simple repair...
     
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    nintendo will probably be billing you for a replacement motherboard at that price (i doubt they offer actual repairs other than swapping the whole board.....and even then its steep,you could probably get a whole new unit for that amount

    honestly best bet would be either soldering a new SD slot on yourself, or getting someone else to do it for you

    or you could try looking inside and seeing if any pins are bent and bending them back into shape
     
  11. bowser

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    It reads but doesn't write? Maybe the little tab on the side of the SD is getting pushed down when inserting it? Or you can try jiggling the SD card a little bit after putting it in.
     
  12. Marioman65
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    Already tried that didnt work

    Edit:whoops thought were talking to me xD

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    some pins are bent so that's probably why it's not working but I don't even have 100$ I don't know what I'm gonna do
     
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    Well You could try and do what this person is doing. Here's a link to his video, i found it while looking for a broken sd slot solution

     
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    You replied to a thread from 2015...
     
  15. SnowmanG1

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    Hey i looked at my sd card slot today and i fixed it. if you look down at the pins you'll see some bent downwards, i managed to pull the bent ones up and now it works. i'm never removing my sd card just because i'm scared of the pins snapping in half.

    Edit: Some may think I opened up the console but I didn't. All i used was a flashlight and a small screwdriver to bend the pins back upwards. You could also use a paperclip but I didn't have it around so i look for the smallest thing i could find. After the fix the sd card slot, i dumped the system NAND and i'm now playing CEMU online.
     
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