Gateway LED question

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  1. sonicdream5
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    I recently purchased a second Gateway set. The LED on the red card lights up blue when it is booting into emunand. My old set does not have any light on when it boots into emunand. Is the red card LED supposed to light up when booting into emunand? What does the blue light mean? I purchased both sets from Modchipsdirect about a year apart. Both sets seem to work fine so far.
     


  2. DarkIrata

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    I didn't even now thats the card has a LED untill i had to do a diagnostic test and saw it lights up. :D
    Nothing to worry about.
     
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    I appreciate the quick reply. I just thought it is weird that the newer card lights up every time I go I to emunand and the older card never lights up unless I do a diagnostic test.
     
  4. Shaswati

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    There is a configuration file(which controls the led in different situations) somewhere i really don't remember but its different in the old and new gateways and you can edit it...:)
     
  5. Just3DS

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    My GW red cart is from times when we had v7.0 as latest firmware, in their last red cart firmware update (that was I think at beginning of last year) since then it starts to show either blue or magenta led and then GW Ultra boot logo shows up. Sometimes it doesn't show any led but still boots, like 1 out of 10 successful GW boots.
     
  6. Shaswati

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    Its really not a thing to worry about its just new fancy stuff they do.
     
  7. Just3DS

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    Probably related to "genuine red cart" check :P
     
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    If anyone knows how to find this configuration file please share. I think it would be interesting to check out.
     
  9. Shaswati

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    I saw in in the review of gateway(on gbatemp) will search and tell.:)
     
  10. SomeGamer

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    Are you sure it wasn't Sky3DS+?
     
  11. Shaswati

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    OH! wait...maybe it was :( I'm so SORRY guys.
    :(
     
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    Well, I started to notice the led turning on when booting my new3dses. Because of card location. It seems random for me. Different colors every boot or no color at all.
     
  13. evandixon

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    Mine only lights up when I'm not expecting it to. And the color isn't the same every time. I've seen red multiple times, and another time it was some other color. Blue or green, I can't really remember. I didn't get a good look at it.
     
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    Probably because they do a little diagnostic check every time emunand boots after the n3DS patch, to look up if the card is genuine. We know what happened to the DSTwo+ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Talking about led lights in 3DS.
    Is there anyway to disable 3D light in normal o3DS without turning on parental controls?
     
  16. aos10

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    the GW LED is not to detect fake cards, but to detect speed

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/gateway-3ds-release-1-2.354391/

    sometime i get blue and sometime i get red because i am using generic class 10 m.SD card.
     
  17. sonicdream5
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    I am glad to hear that other cards have the led light up too. I was worried my card was going bad or something. That led is very bright. It caught me off guard the first time it lit up.
     
  18. Nephiel

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    Mine is always off unless I run the diagnostic, in which case it lights up and stays lit until poweroff.
     
  19. TheShadowRunner

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    Wrong and misleading quote. When loading emunand GW led color is cosmetic only and random, doesn't detect anything.
     
  20. DarkIrata

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    Like other said, it doesn't flash up on emunand boot for everyone.. And no, the color in the diagnostic depends on the speed. Tested with a Class 1 and a Class 10 card.