3ds having trouble recognizing games

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Rife, Jul 2, 2011.

Jul 2, 2011
  1. Rife
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    Lately my 3DS will not recognize any card put in it, about 60% of the time. I have to eject and reinsert the card multiple times. No reason for this, there's been no kind of damage or anything. Has anyone else had this problem, or should I send it in to be replaced? It's still under Nintendo's warranty.
     
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    this probably doesn't matter but what games are you trying to put in? What condition are the contacts/cart in?
     
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    Well, this system is a little wonky with updates so if it was caused by that then it wouldn't need to be replaced. Currently I was using Spirit Tracks, which is in less than pristine condition due to being washed once, but still operable. The contacts were a little worn, that's all. Also I'm using Street Fighter IV 3D which is still in pristine shape, but suffers the same problem. I don't know why it would start acting up all of a sudden...
     
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    Call nintendo as soon as you can. But register the system on club nintendo if you haven't already to get those points! he he.
     
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    are you sure nothing is inside the slot? (like dust food crumbs e.t.c) you should have a look just incase if not contact nintendo about the problem, i think that is your only solution right now.
     
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    Nothing I can see, but unlike the DS systems, you can't see the internal contacts on the 3DS. I even tried blowing into it, a la the old SNES trick. I'm really hoping I don't have to send it in, cause then I'll be without it for weeks. [​IMG] And registering is the first thing I do when I buy a system.
     
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    well if you do remember to backup your files that you may have on your sd card and ask them about transfering software you may have purchased from the eshop.
     
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    Try to turn off your Nintendo 3Ds insert the cartridge then turn on the 3DS, actually this information comes in the manual page 31 and 32, I have a similar problem with some DS game and doing that I have no loading problem anymore.
     
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    That does work sometimes. But sometimes, even after recognizing the card if I should close the 3DS and open it again the icon is gone, which kind of lead me to believe it was possibly a software problem rather than a hardware one.
     
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    Mmm I see !, so I have no idea what is happening to your system, maybe you should try using your warranty .
     
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    sorry to say dude but use your warranty most likely you'll get a brand new 3DS! Just don't forget your flashcart in the 3DS!(if you have one)
     
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    Well thanks all for your help, looks like I'll be sending it in...
     
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    If you can make a video, I'd be interested in seeing the problem, up to you....
     
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    Bump to this thread as im having similar issues
     

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