Inexplicable Harmod Fail

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  1. vinci89
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    So I followed the harmod guide to a T. My only concern was mediocre soldering skills. I practiced for a two weeks and did the hardmod. The blue screen popped up-
    Code:
    BOOTROM 8046 ERRCODE:  00F800FE
    00000000 00000000
    00000400 0000000
    Then I used Transcend RDp8K reader( recommended on the guide here) , inserted my microSd adapter, but on serval tries one of the two things happen-
    A) The computer Hangs
    B) The drive is recognized but it's 0 bytes and on clicking says " insert valid drive". Win32imager doesn't seem to recognize it.

    I re soldered these sd card adapter wires, in case they were the problem.
    [​IMG]

    Would appreciate any help.
     
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  2. godofwrath

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    I actually had a similar problem when trying to use a "confirmed working" card reader, it would just hang or if I played around with it enough, it would eventually say it needs to be formatted, but still wouldn't read. I had better luck using a different reader, the sweex cr006, but that's an oldie and probably isn't available. All I can suggest is try borrow one from a friend or family and see if theirs works?


    edit: although that is all assuming you're talking about a n3ds and not the o3ds, since the o3ds doesn't have any problems at all with most, if not all readers
     
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    I am on the old 3ds Xl actually. I do have two other readers(random brands), they don't hang but don't recognize the adapter at all. Just greyed out empty drives.

    Also I think the needs formatting error is normal. Wish I got that at least. :|
     
  4. bootmonster

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    Have you tried in a different PC?
     
  5. Urbanshadow

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    I have the same transcend card reader and 0 hardmods worked on it so far. I got an anker one to test, but it's on its way.
     
  6. vb_encryption_vb

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    Sd card is wired wrong.
     
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    Yeh tried them on 3 different laptops. No luck

    Could you please elaborate. I just cross checked with the guide + multiple other sources, unable to find the mistake. Is it the quality of soldering ?


    This sucks. The guide needs to be updated then, cuz I painstainkingly acquired this old model specifically for harmod. Also could you let me know here or PM if anker works. Thanks
     
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  8. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Soldering looks like hell, also appears to be wired backwards.
     
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    Hell ? Sure, like I said in OP, don't have the greatest soldering skills despite weeks of practice:blush:
    Wired backwards? Um how exactly do u mean??

    For The order of wiring I followed this
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. nero99

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    try to clean up your solder. looks like you used more than you needed to. It could also be that you need a different sd adapter.
     
  11. vinci89
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    Yeh, got a couple of spare ones today. Will try ASAP on a new one & update.
     
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    It's not wrong.
    But it looks like white and green are touching?
    Try bending the "pins" up and in different directions, could be easier to not soldering them together/not melt the sdcards plastic.
    Then bend them back when you're done with it.
     
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    Well thanks for the tip, but after a few tries I got the soldering done from a mobile repair guy, & is much cleaner than my attempt.But the transcend reader still doesn't recognize it. Nor do 2 others on three different laptops. :unsure:
     
  14. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    What kind of adapter and cable you using?
     
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    Previously generic micro sd adapter & now a Sandisk one. Cable is a usb cable with 4 small wires inside. The cable was working fine, used to charge old PS3 controllers.

    Laptops tried asus + Hp windows 10 & a Mac 2013
     
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  16. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    So you had a usb hooked up to it? And using micro usb at 3ds?
     
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    Um i don't know if you got the right picture. This is what I meant.( now I redid this basically with a new microSd Adapter & it Still doesn't work) .

    [​IMG]

    The usb cable with 4 wires is soldered onto 3ds at points mentioned on the guide.

    Edit: vb_encryption I see you do these mods on a professional level, sadly i no longer live there.
     
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  18. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Are you using red for clk or cmd
     
  19. vinci89
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    Neither. DAT0. This is the color coding I am following ( based off a youtube tutorial which used a similar usb cable)

    [​IMG]

    Also, vb_encryption what brand of reader do u use?
     
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    If you are getting the blue screen error without a SD reader connected, something is bridged.