Bricked 3DS XL? HELP!

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Streeve, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. qUaK3R

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    And so far, the "Random Brick" only happened with r4i and 3ds linker, or did someone got one with GW?
     
  2. Ryukouki

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    People have reported Gateway issues as well.
     
  3. gamesquest1

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    Nobody has had the random brick with gateway as far as I'm aware...only the data management one, every launcher crashing brick I have seen has been r4i/3dslink only
     
  4. Habbert

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    :mellow: Geeze... scary stuff
     
  5. hiron

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    There is a user using gw on the official gw forum with random brick. He is trying to fix the console with soldering and stuff.
     
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    There are 3 Gateway related bricks in Elotrolado.
     
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  8. Commoner

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    Take note that the Gateway News Update attributed the bricks to 'flawed copying or modifying'. It is clear that there are far more brick reports from r4i deluxe gold and 3dslink users and most if these can probably be attributed to the modified launchers. Just because you are a Gateway user though does not mean you are 100% immune.

    There is always the possibility that something went wrong when you copied the launcher to the sd card. With all these cheap knock-off sd cards and sd readers going around, I would certainly not write-off the possibility. To be safe I would recommend doing a checksum test on the launcher.dat.

    It is possible that data corruption can even occur during decompression if there is some sort of fault in your computer's memory or hard drive. So if you are paranoid or don't completely trust your hardware, redownloading and decompressing another copy to do multiple checksum tests certainly would not hurt.

    If you don't require EmuNand, revering back to Gateway 1.2 is probably the safest course of action though.
     
  9. milerwan

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    Here I have new 3DS XL (x3) bricked with R4iGold v3.2 emuNAND sold to customers the week before.
    My normal 3DS (not XL) works fine in v3.2 for the moment...
     
  10. cypher007

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    just a thought. the op seemed very reluctant to contact Gateway. maybe he has a clone? or another option is maybe there are clones that look exactly like a GW card from the outside.

    I would recommend people stop using emunand until its sorted.
     
  11. gamesquest1

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    Well unfortunately I think a bunch of mis-information is bound to be getting spread by the clones to try preserve sales after messing up so badly, easiest way to do this? Start spreading rumors about the gateway so they can claim to be just as safe still, which is annoying as it would be nice to know that all claims are true, but as it stands I think it's best to take any sudden claims about gateway as possible damage limitation from the clones....I actually went out of my way to try all the "theories" of the causes of bricks using my gateway, and had no problems what so ever
     
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    in italian forum there is a guy who has brik 3ds without emunand
    r4i goldDE
    4.5.0

    there will be some relation to the last game load?
     
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    More likely a relation between the flash cards used
     
  14. Tjessx

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    Just happened to me, i'm using my gateway more than 2 months now with gateway,
    Never had any trouble, today i decided to try the gateway mode without emunand, so i formatted my sd card, put the launcher back on it, put in in the 3DS xl, launched the gateway launcher, clicked gateway mode, and then i just got a black screen. whenever i start my 3DS now, i got a blue screen with the boot rom error.
     
  15. json

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    Tell us the error numbers that it prints on the screen. That way we can see some more about the cause.

    Also I would like to point out you have been replying to a thread that is from January 2014, so a year ago. We have not received word about any bricks whatsoever for atleast a good 6 months. It would be strange to have it pop up now...
     
  16. gamesquest1

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    you very recently did the nand mod right?.....sounds like one of your wires came loose and is shorting out, this would cause the BSOD, its most likely nothing to do with what these errors but something with your nand mod
     
  17. Tjessx

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    I had my hand mod, but since the SD card reader (and the female usb) takes about 2 weeks to arrive, i decided to remove it so i can still use my 3DS.
    So i removed them, and the 3DS worked perfectly, used it several times, several games, and several restarts.
    And that is when it happend.

    I will post a picture with the full error tomorrow, i think it was code 8046
     
  18. Tjessx

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    Would be strange if it was my removed nand mod, since there is nothing in my 3DS what doesn't belong there.
    Also, since i mainly use a mac, i couldn't format it to FAT32, so i formatted it to ms-dos (as listed in partition manager) to remove the NAND partition, and then i formatted it on windows to FAT32 (since windows wouldn't have formatted the NAND partition).
    I'm not entirly sure, but i think that windows put the NAND partition back, and if so, it would be empty.
    Is it possible that i bricked my 3DS by trying to boot an empty emuNAND partition?
     
  19. gamesquest1

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    i very much doubt it, it would just black screen, the BSOD signifies some sort of hardware failure......idk, open it up make sure you dont have any bits off loose wire or something in there....but imo the fact that you where trying to do the hardware mod, ripped a pad and couldn't get it working sounds like that's the more likely source of your 3DS dying
     
  20. Tjessx

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    I ripped a pad on another 3DS which is still working btw,
    The hardware mod on this 3DS XL works,
     
  21. tony_2018

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    inspect your mod, the only thing that makes sense to have caused this.
     
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