[3DS] My console will turn on, but it will not boot CFW

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  1. ssgfanboy
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    Hi,

    I recently installed CFW on my old 3ds (11.8), but today when I went to turn it on, the console did not boot into the 3DS operating system, or CFW for that matter.

    How I experienced this issue: Turned console on (with and without SD card), with SD card shows my Anemone splash I installed, without shows nothing but a black screen. Both times after about 10 or so seconds turns to a lighter shade of black. It requires me to then hold the power button twice to turn the console off (one to make the screen go fully black, the other to get the blue light off).

    Troubleshooting I have done so far:
    Remove and insert SD card.
    Remove SD card and then turn console on.
    Enter Godmod9 and try to get into system from there.

    All of these steps have yielded negative results. What should I do next? Thanks.

    Edit: the last thing I did was install a gbc rom using Asdolo's "Ultimate GBC VC Injector for 3DS" and even then I turned the console off and on again and it was still working at that point.
     
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  2. ILuvGames

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    What happens if you remove the splash or can't you?
     
  3. ssgfanboy
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    Same scenario. I deleted the splashes in the splash folder, and the splash still showed up. I tried looking at the root of my SD card for a backup of boot.firm and there is no such file.
     
  4. Hayato213

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    Your nand might be corrupted to give you black screen, also have you check your SD card, it might be bootleg?
     
  5. ssgfanboy
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    Yes I am able to access Luma menu. The only option I have selected is "Show NAND or user string in System Settings." I have now disabled the splash and will see if that does anything.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Update: It seems like it was a Luma bug where it did not want to boot. After leaving the console alone for a few moments, it was able to get into the software just fine. So for those who have the same issue as me, leave the console alone, powered on, with no game cart installed and you should be able to ride it out.
     
  6. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    yeah this is a strange thing that luma does sometimes not sure what triggers it though it only seems to happen on my old 3ds
     
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  7. Hayato213

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    Sometime for me , it would just give me a black screen when I power on my system, I have to power it off and reseat the SD card.
     
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  8. igotario2

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    same here
    and without micro sd shows "failed to apply 1 firm patches"
     
  9. bennyman123abc

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    Update Luma on your CTRNAND
     
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  10. TurdPooCharger

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    The worst is when you reseat the SD card again for two or three more times, and it still doesn't boot. You start mental check listing, "shit, one of my ribbon cables bit the dust? Fuu."
     
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  11. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well it doesn't bother me too much, only happen sometime when I take out the SD card , used it on my computer and then put it back, probably have to do with the connection on the SD card adapter to the board, then again my 3DS is hardmodded, not sure if that has anything to do with it, and sometime when I try to shut it down normally it wouldn't shut down I have to force it to shut down lol.
     
  12. igotario2

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    how ?
     
  13. ssgfanboy
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    replace your boot.firm with the newest one available. Easiest way I know.
     
  14. lone_wolf323

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    CTRnand is where the boot.firm is stored on the console itself incase the sd card gives out. There are a few extra steps within godmode9 to copy over the most recent one that you can get to put onto there.
     
  15. igotario2

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    and how i do this ?
     
  16. TurdPooCharger

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  17. igotario2

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    when i put micro sd doesnt matter what i do just turn on or start on to gm9 etc.. just doenst work stay black if i turn on already inside and if i put during just freezes im really sad
     
  18. TurdPooCharger

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    I. Reformat your SD card with MiniTool Partition Wizard and and check with H2testw. Instructions here; for H2testw, you can change the language to Brazilian Portuguese in top-right corner at 3ds.hacks.guide.

    II. Try the guides in post #16.

    III. If that SD card still doesn't work, use a different card. Repeat steps I and II for the second card.

    IV. Should the second SD card fail to work, you probably need to replace your SD card slot reader.
     
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