HELP! formatting memory card, blue blinking light/won't boot...

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by jaderocc, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. jaderocc

    jaderocc Advanced Member

    Nov 21, 2016
    United States
    whats up yall. in desperate need of some major troubleshooting rn. so today i was trying to get citra set up and i pulled my microsd and put it in my computer to paste some files to it. it wouldn't let me, so i pulled it out to check that it wasn't in locked mode, it's not, but won't let me cut from or paste to it, so i had no other choice besides formatting it. so, i made a backup on my desktop of the entire contents of the 3ds sd card, and then i formatted the card using quick format in sdformatter to fat32, since it says it can retrieve data afterwards. i don't think it actually can retrieve data, unless it's some hidden away option. anyway after that, i copied everything to the newly formatted microsd. once completed, i ejected it and put it back into my 3ds. now, it doesn't boot, it just gives me the blue blinking light where the power light is normally a solid constant blue. i don't know what to do - i've removed the files i added, it's got the exact same contents as it did prior to quick formatting it. i don't want to fully format it unless that is the solution, as it will take another hour or two after the format to get all of the files back onto the sd card. does anyone know what i can do? the sd card does have an arm9loadhax.bin in it. please help!!!!! thanks!!!!
  2. LoDeus

    LoDeus Advanced Member

    Feb 2, 2016
    I don't know, but I "up" this topic as it look important and that I found it in 6th page.
  3. Guipradi

    Guipradi GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 10, 2016
    Someone help this poor guy, he even knows where to put the arm9loaderhax.bin. Only idea is deleting the extdata folder
  4. Joom

    Joom  ❤❤❤

    Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    Sounds to me like the SD is dying if it was strictly read-only before you tried formatting it. Do you have another card you can test this with?
  5. Giodude

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    If you have a wii u, put the homebrew launcher on the sd card and try to load that up. If it doesnt work, the sd card isnt formattes right, if it does, than either somethings missing or the 3ds is buggin out. It sounds strange but i do this often, only vice versa.
  6. MadMageKefka

    MadMageKefka GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 28, 2016
    United States
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    Do you have another SD card you can try?
  7. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 GBAtemp Stoner

    Oct 22, 2008
    United States
    I'm so high, I don't even know!
    I know you don't want to do a full format but that's what I would suggest. Here's why: "If you choose the Quick format option, the format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors."
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