Hacking Card problems on a specific 3DS XL

Blizzy

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EDIT: God, I can't rename the topic, could someone change it from 3DS XL to DSi XL? Sorry :(


Hi all,

I am having a peculiar problem. The hinges on my old DS broke and I had to buy a new console, so I bought a second hand DSi XL (1.4.5E). I also bought an R4i SDHC like the one pictured below, because my old Acekard 2i didn't work and I didn't want to bother with trying to make it work:

linker-3ds-r4i-sdhc-dual-core.jpg

Unfortunately upon entering the card in my DSi XL I got the "An Error Occurred..." system message. A bit puzzled, I went back to my old DS and inserted the card to check what is written on the Update screen. The card worked fine, I could see that the firmware is fresh, and it reads that 1.4.5 is supported. Strange, as it should work on my DSi XL with no problems.

I then asked my friend for his DSi XL, also a 1.4.5E, which he uses with a card like this:
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I inserted his card into my console, but I got the same error message. That's strange, I have seen his card working with 1.4.5E. I then took the R4 that I bought, and it works fine on his console, so that can't be a problem with the card I bought. I tested my console with an original game card and I can play the game just fine, so the card slot is OK.

What can be the causes? I can see the icon of the card when I insert it into the slot, so it can't be some connectivity issue that I can solve with a piece of paper, right? I checked two different cards in my console that I've seen work on another system with the same firmware. What gives? Am I looking at buying yet another console? How can this be possible?
 
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Okay, like I mentioned it's very likely not the SD or the contents of it because mine gives a different error without the SD even inserted.

I had this thought, maybe your DS mode is bricked? Have you done any hacking on your 3DS? Someone recently had this problem, their R4 wouldn't load no matter what they did until some CIAs were installed. If original DS games don't load either then it's almost certain.
https://www.reddit.com/r/flashcarts/comments/5up58i/2ds_doesnt_read_nds_carts/

I was reading about this card so maybe this? do original ds games work?
 
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