can I remove the mirco SD card in the RCM black screen mode??

babycomingsh Jun 12, 2019.

  1. babycomingsh
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    I was open the autoRCM
    can I remove the mirco SD card in the RCM black screen mode??

    I wasn't sure if it would be an issue removing the card while power off but Auto-RCM was enabled
     
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  2. Naendow

    Naendow Brick-Master

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    Your switch won't brick because of it. Just try it out.
     
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    THX for reply。 BTW as i know。 the RCM black screen mode isn't real power off。 can i remove SD card at this time?really?
     
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  4. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    You can remove SD card any time you want (except if it is being used).
    But if your switch is just in the black screen it is not being used so it is safe.
     
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    The worst thing that could happen is that the payload won't load, and even that is not confirmed from my side. Just try it, you can't brick your device with it or so.
     
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    when i want to remove SD card。 i always turn off my switch。and then jet to the hekate。and then press the power off in hekate screen. Finally. Remove the SD card. Is it necessary?
     
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    Not really. As long as you do not transfer big XCIs or NSPs, why don't you use a FTP application?
     
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    i really DONT like NSP files
    im the XCI USER
     
  9. Naendow

    Naendow Brick-Master

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    Alright, then it makes sense to transfer the XCIs directly to the microSD.
     
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    when i want to remove SD card。 i always turn off my switch。and then jet to the hekate。and then ,press the power off in hekate screen. Finally. Remove the SD card. Is it necessary?
     
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    Dude, why don't you just remove the SD and see for yourself. Everyone on this thread has already told you over and over that it's safe.
     
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    Ok. My
    Bad
     
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    I wasn't sure if it would be an issue removing the card while power off but Auto-RCM was enabled.

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    i eidit my thread。

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    hi

    I wasn't sure if it would be an issue removing the card while power off but Auto-RCM was enabled
     
  14. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Simply said, remove the SD card whenever you want. But if it is being used (and you have exfat) it might get corrupted (please think before you ask what does "being used" mean).
     
  15. babycomingsh
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    I understand that u r saying
    I mean is it necessary to completly power off Switch to remove SD card?

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    THX for ur reply again
     
  16. PHiLiPZ

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    IThe only way a memory device can get corrupted this way is if it’s being written to and you disconnect it before the whole buffer is saved. If he’s using XCIs he’s not writing to the card, the card is still being used for reading, but the reading doesn’t change the state of the card so can’t corrupt it. Unless Nintendo made something really wrong in the implementation.
     
  17. babycomingsh
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    I know。so i power off my switch
    but i was enable the autoRCM.so power off can't completly power off console
    so in this thread my question is “is necessary to completly power off switch to remove SD card?”
     
  18. hippy dave

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    Yes it's safe to remove when in RCM black screen, the SD is not mounted then. You can also remove it when the hekate menu is loaded, as long as it's not actively doing anything.
     
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    It's perfectly safe to do so, for as long as it's not being used by any program such as TegraRCM or whatever else.
    As @hippy dave aforementioned, simply having your switch in a RCM idle state, and removing the SD won't do any harm. Unless the SD card is mounted and actively doing any task like reading/writing date or being read/written to it,otherwise it's safe.
     
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  20. PHiLiPZ

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    Can’t damage it by reading!
     
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