Homebrew WiiU SD card will not format!

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If this is not the best place for this I apologize, I tried the Noob question thread but didn't get much of a response.

I am having a rather odd issue with the SD card I used in my WiiU. It is a 32 gb PNY micro SD and everything was going fine with it until I wanted to use it in my 3ds. When I put it in my PC, it will not format. I have tried Quick format, extremely long format, Diskpart, Windows disk manager, and a few 3rd party apps and each one gives me an error message. The card is completely unable to be written to as well. Almost as if it's locked some how.

The only think I can think of is, after a failed attempt to send a game over to this card from WiiU USB Helper, I was never able to get that file to delete. It seemed to be working after I retried to send the game to the card (I cleared off some space and tried again).

Has this ever happened to anyone? Does anyone know of another way to go about formatting this drive?
 

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Did you try SD Card Formatter?

Could be the card is a cheap Chinese counterfeit and it nuked itself after you went over the file limit. Did you buy it online or in a store?
 

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Did you try SD Card Formatter?

Could be the card is a cheap Chinese counterfeit and it nuked itself after you went over the file limit. Did you buy it online or in a store?

That's my fear. And I can't complain for real. I spent something like $15 at Walmart for it. I'll give SD Formatter a shot, if that doesn't work next I'll try throwing in the trash and seeing if that helps. XD
 
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That's my fear. And I can't complain for real. I spent something like $15 at Walmart for it. I'll give SD Formatter a shot, if that doesn't work next I'll try throwing in the trash and seeing if that helps. XD
If you got it at Walmart it's most likely legit. I wonder what happened?...

SD Card Formatter is usually pretty thorough, though. I'd definitely try it
 

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