2 Black screens?

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  1. spinal_cord
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    I never had this issue until recently, I'm reasonably sure it has something to do with either the latest update or with Mario 3D land or Mariokart 7, which I got both at Xmas.

    I usually leave it on 24/7, just closing the lid and letting it charge. Quite often when I open the lid, both screens stay black and nothing works. The only solution is to hold the power button until it switches off and then switch it on again.

    Does anyone know of any solution to this problem? It's not bad enough that I can't stand it, but it is a bit irritating.
    I'm going to switch of the wi-fi for a while, to see if that makes any difference...
     
  2. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    Turn it off once every day.

    It also occurs to me sometimes, and it does not occur when you restart every day.
     
  3. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

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    Had it happen to me once recently. I had usually charged my 3DS via the cradle that came with my Nyko PP+, but after hearing about how that is not a good idea, I switched to simple plugging in via the 3DS. When I opened my 3DS that night after charging, the screens did not light up. I did a hard power off, and it worked fine after I turned it back on.
     
  4. frogboy

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    Interesting, I haven't EVER turned off my 3DS and it's never done this. I've got MK7 and SM3DL, never had this happen.
     
  5. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    strangely, mee too.
     
  6. iHavezMyBirdo

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    I usually don't turn my 3DS off. Sometimes I get black screens that last about 5 seconds when opening it. It hasn't done this before.
     
  7. The Milkman

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    BEWARRRREEEE! My 3DS did the same thing and no matter how many times I powered it off it still wouldnt turn on, I had to send it in for repairs.
     
  8. dulume

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    It happened to me also, not sure a 100% but it seems to occur when using Mario Kart 7.

    I opened a thread a while ago because of my system turning off randomly while in sleepmode. Since last update the problem seemed resolved, but all of a sudden, after experiencing the black screens, it happened again, turned off in sleepmode (since update it happened only one time).

    Could it be a related problem?
     
  9. Kikirini

    Kikirini Zelda Fangirl

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    It usually happens to me when I'm screwing with my R4 card.
    But if what people are saying is true, then I just apparently need to turn the damn thing off once in a while.
     
  10. xxteargodxx

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    I never had this happen to me yet (Knock on wood) but am glad I'm now aware of the issue.
     
  11. xwatchmanx

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    This happens to me about 70% of the time when trying to exit my supercard dstwo back to the home menu. It'll usually freeze up completely black for at least 30 seconds, and finally either powers off when I hold the power button, or goes back to the home screen if I hit the home button enough times, or remove the supercard. I've never had it happen to me in any other circumstance.
     
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    Sometimes it happens to me too!
     
  14. spinal_cord
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    I think I have found a way to prevent this, not 100% sure though.
    Over the past few days, I have manually put the 3DS in sleep mode (hit power button before closing the lid) and so far, there have been no issues with black screens. Could others try this, see if I'm right?
     
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