Gateway 3ds freezing during gameplay?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by eztwister, May 11, 2014.

  1. eztwister

    eztwister Newbie

    May 11, 2014
    Just updated to 2.2.

    Trying to play a game... get a few minutes in, then the system freezes. I can do a reset, start playing again, and at a different point, it freezes once more.

    Using a 64gb micro sd. Multi-rom. Both games on the SD card freeze up the system. Update was successful, everything seems to be in order.

    4.5 3ds regular.

    Any ideas?
  2. CJL18

    CJL18 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 4, 2007
    United States
    Fake SD card perhaps any of your Roms trimmed?
  3. zhdarkstar

    zhdarkstar GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    I guess the usual questions need answering.

    What games?
    Scene dump or personal dump?
    Trimmed or untrimmed?
    What filesystem: FAT32 or exFAT?

    There are two other questions derived from my own freezing experiences that could also be factors.
    Are the contacts (gold stripes on the bottom of the back of card) on the card dirty?
    Were you moving around a lot at the time of the freezes?

    The reason I asked those last two is because its possible that the freezes are caused by the card shifting just ever so slightly as to briefly disrupt the connection without triggering the message you get from ejecting the card while the game is still running.
  4. eztwister

    eztwister Newbie

    May 11, 2014
    Games: XXX

    Both scene dumps.



    The actual microSD card is a Sandusk Ultra, 64gb. Contacts on the back look a little worn. I found it laying around, don't know how old it is...

    I'm trying a different microSD now. We'll see if it makes a difference. Will report back soon.

    EDIT: Was just a crappy SD card. Throwing it out because it's caused me nothing but grief. Using a trusty 4gb one now, lol.

    Everything works :)
    tjexp likes this.
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