Did I get a dead sky3ds?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ssmetaknight, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. ssmetaknight
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    I just got it in the mail today morning, put some games on the card and when I put it in nothing shows up.
    I then press the blue button and no light flashes. No light flashes when putting the card in either. Is this a dead card?
    I bought this one from gamezway, are these guys legit?
    Google and search function came up with no similar issues at all
    What do?
     
  2. mech

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    are you using the specific tool from the sky3ds website? you cant just drag and drop
     
  3. Axido

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    Sky3DS will only be dead when Nintendo releases their next FW update. :D

    Jokes aside, have you set it up properly with template and whatnot?
     
  4. pu1se80

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    I'm not sure. I haven't heard of gamezway. Mine is working fine and didn't take much fiddling. I would only suggest that you possibly make sure you are using the latest DiskWriter (1.05 as of now) and the latest template file. If that fails, maybe a different sd card.

    That said, I'm not sure either of those issues would cause the light to not come on at all. That is worrying.
     
  5. ssmetaknight
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    followed the steps pretty well I think
    Used diskwriter1.05 run as admin->format card->changed to template1222.txt->file->write games
    tried pokemon or, fire emblem and cave story

    Edit: i dont know if this is part of the issue but after the format and games it shows up on windows explorer as a 512kb sd card and turns into a removable disk when i run diskwriter
     
  6. gamesquest1

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    yeah the disk tool formats the Sd in a specific way with only a small partition visible to the PC, the rest of the space is used for storing the games.....idk sounds like you have done it right, just make sure you are using games from the same region as your console i.e EU if its a EU console or US if its a US console.....if it still fails then yeah its probably a dud card
     
  7. ssmetaknight
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    These are all US games on a Canadian 3DS so I'm going to assume its a dud now
    I'm guessing I should go ask them for a refund/replacement?
     
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    yeah probably just email them and ask for refund/replacement (whichever you would prefer)
     
  9. ssmetaknight
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    All right, thanks for the help guys
     
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    Try removing the microsd card from flashcart. Insert flashcart with no microsd into the slot of 3DS. Power on and you will see light blinking from the card. Once light stop blinking. Power off the 3DS console and insert the microsd into the flashcart. Insert the flashcart and power on again. If first time there is no game icon. Click and enter the setting of homescreen. Then exit out from setting by pressing button "X". Your game icon should appear now.
     
  11. ssmetaknight
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    Just tried that, no flashing light at all
     
  12. chin261

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    If no blinking lights, really dead on arrival cart. Go request for a exchange w the seller.