can some one help, my 3DS will not boot unless there is a sd card in it(and I have a new one)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ratmandom, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:15 PM.

  1. ratmandom
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    OK where do I start with my 3ds to be setup with the right tools? like I just tried taking the old sd card out, with the new card that had all the files on it from the old sd it would not boot. even with out a sd card in it it would not boot. I need to get this new card working.
    sorry for the questions I hope your OK..

    sorry I really should look up this stuff on youtube I am very noobie right here.

    and I have a few screen shots !

    any question please ask
    Dominic Wake
     
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    2018-06-13 (1).png 2018-06-13.png testing
     
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    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Maniac

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    It sounds like you are using high capacity SD card, they come pre formatted using exFat file system possibly with GPT partition table. 3DS can handle only old Fat32 file system with MBR partition Table.
    If i am right you will need to format your new SD card with Guiformat tool and allocation unit size = 32k. when that's done copy all your files from old sd card to freshly formatted new one.

    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
     
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  5. ratmandom
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    LMAO man you are right it will be not on fat32 NOOBIE DOM lol.
     
  6. kinio_64

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    He He you have not fallow "the guide" yourself have you? This kind of problems are nightmare for everyone who bought theirs consoles pre-hacked ;)
     
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    right what allocation size do I use 32768, 65536. it is a 256gb sd card old 3ds.

    man nope I did not follow any guide but one on the internet F*CK where do is start to fix this.

    brb off 2 make some tea in the uk
     
  8. ratmandom
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    NOOBS? or they are not knowing a thing, yes I know!
     
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  9. TurdPooCharger

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    The 32,768 refers to 32,768 bytes, which is 32.768 kilobytes or rounded down to 32 KB. Of course, there's doubling of that or 64 KB.

    Since you have a 256 GB card, it meets the general size threshold (of 128 GB and above) where it's possible to format it in 64 KB cluster size instead of 32 KB. There's pros and cons to doing this as it doesn't work for everyone due to possible compatibility issues. You can read a test write up about cluster size options in my signature and searched up "256 GB sd card" in previous threads that talks about this point in cluster size.
     
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  10. Oriordan

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    I think old 3ds don't support a big capacity sd card !
     
  11. Ryccardo

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    Not true - they simply can't legally advertise 64+ GB card support, as SDXCs must officially have a single partition and be formatted to FAT64/ExFAT according to the SD standards (which the 3DS, in any version or model, doesn't indeed support)
     
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  12. ratmandom
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    I have a 256gb in mine right now, yeah a bit more practice you will know mate.
     
  13. Oriordan

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    I always tought that 64 gb is the maximum & it's a nintendo statement if i'm not mistaken.
    Anyway, i don't see what could you possibly do with such capacity, the bigger sized game is only 3.5 gb & there are only a few, the rest are far less sized.
     
  14. lone_wolf323

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    its not. its nintys recommended size. but 256gb cards work
     
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  15. WeedZ

    WeedZ Possibly an Enlightened Being

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    Make sure its formatted correctly and don't follow YouTube tutorials. I still have shellshock from all the "am I bricked" threads.
     
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