How to check if your Gateway 3DS is damaged?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by siddartha, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. siddartha
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    siddartha Newbie

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    Hi all,

    My 3DS is running Firmware 4.4 and WiFi has always been off. I have a 4GB SD card and a 32GB micro SD card.

    I was using Gateway 3DS Omega 2.7 for about a month. Then all of a sudden when trying to enter Gateway mode I got the following message:

    An error has occurred, forcing the software to close.
    The system will now restart.
    (Unsaved data may be lost.)

    I've checked forums for an answer here and here and both threads suggest faulty memory cards to be the problem but when I put them into Windows they seem to be running fine.

    So the first question is whether or not there is some tool (apart from using Windows to scan for errors) to use to determine whether or not the memory cards are faulty.

    The second question is whether there is a tool or method to check if the Gateway 3DS cards are damaged?

    Or should I just start from scratch and reflash everything?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. SuperSVGA

    SuperSVGA GBAtemp Regular

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    You sure? 2.7 has only been out for about 5 days now.
    Usually I've seen this as a problem with the exploit. Take the card out and see what happens when you boot.
    Try H2testw.
    Run the SPI Test from the Gateway menu by holding L when entering Gateway mode.

    But it sounds more like the problem is the exploit/launcher. Re-install with the blue card and make sure you have a valid launcher file.
     
  3. Zidapi

    Zidapi GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Are you trying to load gateway mode directly, or are you doing it via the gateway menu (by holding L)?

    If you are able to bring up the gateway menu there's a "diagnostic" option which might provide some insight.
     
  4. codychaosx

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    i believe thats the error youll receive when u hit nintendo ds profile and the 3ds doesnt detect the launcher.dat file. i could be off but i had a similar problem recently but all i had to do was take out my sd in the 3ds and put it back in.
     
  5. Thomas12345

    Thomas12345 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    try cleaning the card contact. I get this error all the time with my DSTWO
     
  6. chin261

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    Ur nds exploit is being removed. Just reinstall the nds exploit will do.
     
  7. siddartha
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    siddartha Newbie

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    Wow, you guys are fast - a reply in less than 15 minutes!

    I went ahead and re-installed with the latest 2.7 and everything is back to working condition again.

    You guys rock, what a great community this is. I'm a long time lurker here so I wasn't wrong about where to turn if I ever needed help.

    Kudos to all! :bow:
     
  8. thorasgar

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    I know you are back up and running but if you decide to format the Sd card use the Panasonic Sd formatter for the Sd association. Works for me when things get screwy.
     
  9. sanin6

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    re install the profile exploit. :)
     
  10. lemanuel

    lemanuel Maxconsole's All-Knowing Lurker

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    funny how both threads are from 2013...
     
  11. mojaswag

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    if it doesnt work i think its broken
     
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    In that order please.
     
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    in that order