"Could not detect SD card. Software on SD card cannot be displayed"

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  1. GamerJoe
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    I get this message no matter what SD card I use and as soon as I remove the SD card I get a message saying SD card has been removed. These messages are very conflicting of one another so it has me a bit stumped. Google is turning up nothing so im hoping GBAtemp experts have a resolution to this problem I have formatted the cards multiple times both with windows own formatter and a program called EaseUS Partition Master. I am trying to install some homebrew following this guide btw

    https://3ds.guide/

    Huge thanks in advance
     
  2. brunormalmeida

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    Try to format using guiformat.
    Can you tell us which step were you on when you got the message?
    Please show us your sd card so we can see the files in it.
     
  3. GamerJoe
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    these 2 Sandisk cards
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/...r2KyuLpnDq8aJlQ1TAdJgAZSfspdP0NW21R2&usqp=CAY

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/867578/?gclid=CLDYgeHez9MCFdmCswoddp0GrQ&c3api=1876,92051677682,

    This is how the card looks
    http://imgur.com/0OifLzE

    I am following this guide as I have firmware 11.3.0
    https://3ds.guide/homebrew-launcher-(soundhax)

    I follow it to the T and even have my 3ds off when I insert the SD card. However as soon as I turn it on I get the error message and it wont read anything on the card
     
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    Dionicio3 GBATemp's Official Skiddo™ | Founder of Skiddoism

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    If it wasn't being read, it would not boot at all. It sounds like something important is corrupted, try go to the SD mangment settings and see if you can view your installed games
     
  5. GamerJoe
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    its not viewing anything from an SD card. Its not even detecting it. I even formatted one and put in in with nothing on it thinking the 3ds would add files to it automatically. Still get the can not detect error
     
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    Dionicio3 GBATemp's Official Skiddo™ | Founder of Skiddoism

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    Wait, do you have a9hl installed?
     
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    Excuse my ignorance as im new to the 3ds scene but whats a a9hl?
     
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    It stands for arm9loaderhax, it's basically what allows CFW
     
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    How do I get it on there if my 3ds isnt even detecting a SD card with or without any CFW files on it?
     
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    Dionicio3 GBATemp's Official Skiddo™ | Founder of Skiddoism

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    No was just wondering if you had it, anyways,you may have a faulty SD reader.
     
  11. GamerJoe
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    is there a way to fix this or do I have to buy a new SD replacement part?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    also TY very much for all the help!
     
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    You any need to buy a new part
     
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    Are you using any sort of adapter, like to use microSD in an old 3ds which normally takes full size SD cards? Sometimes the adapters just go bad.
     
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    ok this is what is nagging me. It says it can read the SD card but it wrote some 3ds system files to the SD card. Any ideas?
     
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    How are the SD cards formatted?