3ds Software Freezes

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  1. midnight1001
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    Hi everyone:
    Ok... I have downloaded all the free software avaliable in thr 3ds e-shop since its release like the e3 videos and exitebike etc...
    However after awhile when i tried to open them (this was around 3 months after downloaded) they wouldnt load it got stuck on that 3ds screen that comes up when opening them.
    My question is this- the exitebike software is no longer free and videos arnt on the shop anymore so am i safe to delete and redownload using the already downloaded option in the settings or will i lose the software on my 3ds. And my 2nd problem is that when i open pokedex it loads and says that i have new data but when i click yes to download it, it just stays on the recieving data screen. I really dont want to redownload pokedex as i dont want to lose all the data ive collected.
    Does anyone know why this is happenin it is a real big problem for me. I have a strange susspicion that it is a problem with the SD card.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advanced.

    Edit- Also i had to download some of the ambassador games twice because they gave me the same problem.
     
  2. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    Turn off your 3DS and reinsert your SD card.
     
  3. midnight1001
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    I did that but it still gives me the never ending 3ds loading screen. I guess maybe it didnt install correctly?
     
  4. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    there's no problem in deleting and re downloading! [​IMG]

    You can re download them the same way u downloaded the ambassador stuff.
     
  5. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    How is your internet connection?
     
  6. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    It's not the internet i have one of the slowest and i've downloaded all of the ambassador games, and they work without any problem.
     
  7. midnight1001
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    Yes i know that i can redownload them but it is time consuming and annoing so i was just wondering if anyone had experienced this problem and how to fix it. My internet connection is fine and was fine when i downloaded the titles. With exitebike its almost like its 'getting old' and refusing to load. The weird thing is that with the case of exitebike i had it on my 3ds for months and all of a sudden it stopped working(same with e3 trailers). Now that i think about it i did backup some photos on the sd card to my computer could that have stuffed up the software loading? Also is there away to backup my savefile for pokedex and if i delete pokedex and redownload it wii my data still be there?
     
  8. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    About the 1st question, if you didnt touch anyother folder theres no problem (i do that myself sometimes)
    2nd question, Dont know :S
     
  9. chris888222

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    After reading this, I think you have a problem with the SD card.

    My SD once popped out and the game lags like hell. I reinserted and it worked fine.
     
  10. midnight1001
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    One more question- If i coiped my entire sd card just for a backup purpose would it effect the contents and give me a result like the problem i have now?

    Also should i try a different sd card- the way i mentioned above?
     
  11. chris888222

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    If you copy the whole thing (to your computer?) it should be fine.

    Try a different SD card and see if it works.
     
  12. midnight1001
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    OK i did what you suggested and it still wouldnt load so does that mean that i should conclude that it didnt install correctly? and what was to blame the internet or the sd card for the bad instillation.
    Note- My brother has a 3ds and his downloaded and ran without a problem... Also the sd card im using wasnt the one it came with so does that icrease the chances that it is the sd c ard?
     
  13. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    I still believe it's the SD card...

    Unless it's the system... When you first bought it was it okay?
     
  14. kevan

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    Try your card in his 3DS?
     
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    Sure thing i will when my brother gets home from school. But i thought that every sd cards contents was unique to every individual 3ds.
     
  16. kevan

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    The contents of the SD card are individual to the SD card.
    This is just to check whether or not your SD slot is broken (somehow).
     
  17. morphius

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    I would copy all the files to my pc to back them up. Then I would format the sd card with the panasonic sd formatter (http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/index.html). I use 2.0 but I suppose 3.0 would work as well. Then copy the files back to the sd card. It might help....couldn't hurt.
     
  18. midnight1001
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    Thanks- I bought a new sd card problem so hopefully that will work better and if not then it must be something wrong with the actual 3ds or if it downloaded wrong.