"Black Screen of Death" if searching/connecting for/to any acc

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  1. hack_ziro
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    sup temp,

    since yesterday, if i turn on the w-lan switch on my 3DS i'll get the unfamous "An Error has ocurred..." screen right when my system begins to search for an accesspoint

    i also noticed, that my mac address just consists of zeros :D
    tried to format my beast but nothing has changed

    it even never dropped to 'da floor iirc...so i don't think it's a broken hardware

    should probably sending it to repair :hateit:


    anyone else experienced this problem?
    would be glad if i'm not the only one who encountered this so far :lol: (google doesn't find stuff)
     
  2. lithium210

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    Sorry to hear that! I havent seen any issues on my day-1 3DS and hope I never do!
     
  3. avran89

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    You should call Nintendo first to confirm if your problem is a hardware malfunction. If so they should be able to fix it.
     
  4. hack_ziro
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    now im really confused...
    i browsed a little bit at the "Ask!" section and found out, that somebody got the exact same problem as me
    he got it fixed with turning on the wi-fi, boot pkmn black, turn off wi-fi, leave the game, turn on wi-fi

    well...that doesn't worked on my 3DS :D

    guess i have no choice but sending it to repair, since updating is not possible (by the way, nintendo really should release executeable, manual updates like on the PSP...but i guess it would create a hackers paradise :ha: )
     
  5. hack_ziro
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    not editing on intention, the following win deserves it's own post:

    if i shaked my 3DS, i noticed a clicking/ticking noise (i own an old wrecked PSP for years now...especially when a console is new, this usually indicates that something inside the system is not where it belongs to)
    so i disassembled the battery case and backplate - and what do i see: the "R" button is not plugged into the board
    so i plugged it in and - it works perfectly fine now :yaynds:
    i knew i didn't have to sent it to them, also i can't find my bill for it - lucky me :creep:

    now, another question running into my mind: WHY is the right shoulderbutton connected with the wi-fi :blink:
    and why do i never used the "R" button for the past days? i didn't noticed that the button doesn't work :D
     
  6. Just Another Gamer

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    Just call nintendo since you probably got a dud console.

    I had mine since launch although I don't play it much now but it works fine.
     
  7. hack_ziro
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    i am pretty sure that it's not
     
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    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

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    Well if there is a problem you can either go back to the shop and ask for a replacement or call nintendo, can't see much else to do apart from that.
     
  9. hack_ziro
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    well i fix'd it by myself already
    contacted nintendo yesterday though but now there's no need to send it to them anymore :D

    still curious about "R" being in a relationship the wi-fi switch o.o

    anyways, while i'll redownload some ambassador stuff and rytmik-retrobits, ill enjoy my victory-cigartte :D
     
  10. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

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    Ah okay awesome.

    Well can't actually give any advice on the R bumper being licked to the Wifi connection sorry since it seems a little weird.
     
  11. hack_ziro
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    i should start getting used to it
    on my PSP, there's one specific screw which lets my screen be greenish if not screwed in properly :yaypsp:
    (no, wasn't a connection problem, i tested it several times)
     
  12. Rottnroll

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    Experiencing the same problem. 3ds Crashes after 30 secs when wifi is turned on. How did you fix it?
     
  13. The Milkman

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    The 3DS does have offline updates, not PSP style but they do come packaged in newer games.
     
  14. Rottnroll

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    Thanks for your reply, but this is not due to missing updates. All online updates had been applied before this issues started...
     
  15. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

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    I wasnt responding to you, someone made an earlier post about the 3DS needing manual updates. Make a thread if you want your problem solved.
     
  16. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    why if it just takes up more room? Plus the OP asked if anyone had a similar problem.
    To person who had similar problem:
    He already posted his solution.
     
  17. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

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    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Because a forum is going to run out of room if someone posts threads... right.

    Plus, he has a BETTER chance of someone solving his problem if its got its own topic.
     
  18. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    Yes but the OP specifically asked if anyone else was encountering a similar problem.
    (Did I just detect sarcasm in the last post? :mellow: )
     
  19. Sicklyboy

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    Because that's pretty much universal forum etiquette.

    Don't hijack other people's threads.

    Also, don't necro a thread that's nearly a year old.
     
  20. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    Lol, didn't notice the dates.