3DS Freezing solution?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by XolifreX, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. XolifreX

    XolifreX Newbie

    Aug 9, 2013
    Kapellen, Belgium

    First of all I'll begin with saying that I'm not sure if I can post a subjct like that on this site, considering that most (if not all) of the people are posting flash card questions in the 3DS discussion.
    However, because there are some 3DS hackers on this site, maybe someone knows the problem that I currently have.

    Now, I've bought a 3DS capture card a week ago.
    My 3DS worked perfectly before I sended it for instalation.
    When I got it back, it started to have some issues.
    I thought that it would solve itself.
    But this problem kepped popping up :(
    Now, this is what's happening; It can't boot up propperly, and I can't change some things in the Setting Channel. Like for example, adding/deleting a internet connection.
    It is realy annoying, because I can't quickly turn on my 3DS, I have to wait 10min or so before it fully starts up. It's always random how long it takes to boot up...
    Sometimes it takes 1min to start up, but sometimes a half hour...
    You can indicate when it it's fully booted up by looking at the internet bar/ time bar on the upper part of the first screen. If that bar doesn't show up, then it's not fully booted up

    Does anyone of you have this problem aswell? So yes, have you fixed the problem? Yes? Could you please tell me how you did it? :(

    The games work perfectly after the 3DS is booted up (almost everything) but when I want to change something in the 3DS memory, then it freezes...

    I've uploaded a video demostrating what the problems I currently came across are;

    Thank you anyway <=)
  2. json

    json MUSCLEMAN

    Aug 9, 2013
    Burkina Faso
    Looks like the capture card has made your 3DS more sensitive regarding hardware faults. There can be numerous reasons why, but it looks like the capture card was not designed very good to avoid this problem.

    I suggest removing the capture card
  3. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2008
    I would try contacting whoever you purchased the capture card from. They might know whether the hardware is at fault or if it was just installed incorrectly.
  4. Punkonjunk

    Punkonjunk Member

    Dec 28, 2011
    My old 3ds got trapped under my body, playing while falling asleep several times. it started to artifact (boy was that weird, on a handheld.... who woulda thought) and then freeze occasionally.
    I'm guessing I reflowed something from the heat (burning woke me up) or I simply overheated some thermal paste or pads under a sink and the bastards were gone, and now it was a fire-box.

    Might not be that helpful to you, but as has been said, something is clearly wrong inside, likely by whoever installed the capture card. here's hoping they warranty their own work!
  5. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    The question is:
    Where did you get that card installed ?

    Neal (loopy) or that other solution ?

    If it was loopy I suggest mailing him, he's really supportive about anything he produces/installs and is sure to help.

    If you choose that other japanese solution:
    Might be hard to get that one ironed out since they are perhaps hard to contact.

    Good Luck either way.

    (Make sure to try removing all SD Cards, Flashcards, 3DS Cards etc. and then start the 3DS. I once had a similar problem which prohibitioned me from entering the eShop, formatting the SD-Card helped)
  6. RedCoreZero

    RedCoreZero Creativity is Power

    Nov 12, 2012
    United States
    Lived in Florida
    Exploit and hack it.
  7. Twilight13

    Twilight13 Newbie

    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    I am having the EXACT same problem! But the home screen is taking less longer to boot up but when I try to add a new internet connection it just freezes and I have to turn it off... But I never got a 3ds capture card it just happened after I played the 3ds for a while. But then I left it for a day and it still has these problems....
  8. Arizato

    Arizato Memento Mori

    Jun 1, 2009

    You still have your warranty if you haven't done any modifications to it. Bring it back to your retailer.
  9. Vert_ie

    Vert_ie Newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Did you try by changing the SD card or format the console/sd ? or turn off the console by keep the power button pressed until goes off then turn on in the same way
  10. XolifreX

    XolifreX Newbie

    Aug 9, 2013
    Kapellen, Belgium
    Hey Guys,

    Thank you for all the replies!
    This is what currently is going on; the guy who installed my capture card (which is not Loopy but Tecd0c) is going to fix it.
    He said that it's caused by the 3DS his Wifi Module. Loopy says the same.
    Loopy was already faced this problem and was able to fix it. Tecd0c is going to contact him asking what the solution was, and then he'll fix it for me. (:
    About the SD card; I already bought a new SD card, but the problem stayed the same. s: