[HELP] 3DS "died"on NAND restore

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  1. Majickhat55
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    Well long story short I was prepping my N3DS to help someone with a DSiWare transfer tomorrow but I have tons installed so I thought it was a good idea to restore my 9.2 backup and update that instead since it's basically vanilla. Anyway, I left it on the desk to do it's thing and came back and it was on the floor and off. (I'm going to assume I either knocked the cord on my way out or something).

    Anyway, now it won't boot to the HomeMenu at all. It just freezes after the screeninit. My bootanimation still plays and I can still load arm9 payloads. I tried to just restore it again with decrypt9 and Hourglass but neither program can find my NAND.bin on the SD card. (I know they're good dumps because I've used them more than once). And obviously if I can load the payloads the DS is reading my SD card, so why would it not be able to read those files? Anything else I can try?
     
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    Move them into a /files9 folder or try a 9.2 CTRTransfer.
     
  3. mashers

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    Try re-copying the nand dump to the sd card in case it got corrupted.
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    I did try to put them in a files9 folder, that was a no go. I could try the CTRTransfer though....
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    The CTRTransfer worked, sort of. It wrote to the system just fine but now I get the "This software encountered a problem and must close. The system will now restart" error message about 30 seconds after getting to the HomeMenu. It's instant if I try to load an app/let. Sigh.

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    I tried that first, just in case I always try things more than once Lol.
     
  6. mashers

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    Could you now try restoring the NAND again? Just wondering if it might work now the system is somewhat working.
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    D9 still isn't reading my NANDmin.bin backups at all. it keeps saying "no NANDmin.bin found!" I re-downloaded Luma, and D9 as well just in case it was the payload but that didn't change anything either. I'm seriously confused. It should find the files fine. I've tried renaming it to NAND.bin, sysNAND.bin, sys.bin all to no avail.....

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    The only other thing I can think of is my SD might be going bad..... And I guess I got half a CTRNand transfer (or it actually worked but my NAND is still half corrupted). I'll go get another SD card tomorrow and check that first before assuming it's a hardware issue.
     
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    Try to put put a copy in files9 and the root of the SD card?
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    That was one of the first things I tried Lol. Thanks though
     
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    Can you confirm the full error you receive in d9? I've just checked the source code to identify the circumstances which would trigger that error and can't find it in the source.
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    D9 isn't throwing an error code at all, when I try to select a file to restore, it just doesn't do anything. The most it does after selecting the file name and doing the button presses it either just doesn't do anything or waits 10 seconds and says the file doesn't exist.
     
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    Try another SD card? Maybe it got corrupted due to the crash. Copy all contents from 1 SD to another and get a NAND backup off your computer to copy and replace the one in files9 as well.
     
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    Yeah that's what my next plan was. I just have to get a new one on payday. Thanks guys for the help.
     
  14. mashers

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    Yeah, I agree. Allowing you to start the process but only then telling you the file doesn't exist sounds very abnormal. Filesystem corruption or physical deterioration of the SD card are definite possibilities.
     
  15. Quantumcat

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    If you can compile D9 maybe you can get it to output some debug/status messages as it's attempting to find and read the file.