*just joined* i just bought a SKY3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by DAH-THUNDERBIRD, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. DAH-THUNDERBIRD
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    but its not reading the roms i put on the sd card the seller told me to go to gbatemp.net so here i am :D

    but could it be my sd card's fault? the sd card works fine in my R4 for ds lite

    3DS is at 9.8.0-25U
    SD card is a sandisk 2GB

    im running linux with an python unofficial application to write roms to the sdcard but they dont show, i also did try with my friends computer running windows with the official sky3ds diskwriter app but i get the same result. they also dont show.

    could it be that the sdcard is somehow not compatible with the sky3ds? if yes what sd card should i buy?

    thanks in advance
     
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    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

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    Did you do this?

    http://sky3ds.com/product.html
     
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    i have been trying that since yesterday, but everytime i try that it never "flashes" it stays solid or when i put in the sky3ds while holding the blue button the led doesnt even go on, i honestly believe i do something wrong
     
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    Try making sure the mSD is seated properly. Give it a little press down, or try pulling it out and reinserting.
     
  5. foolalay

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    Most 2gb sd cards don't work on Sky3ds, from what I've read around here.
     
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    so... which sdcard does actually work? and which brand if that matters anything? cuz the seller left me in the dark and told me to go here so this site is basicly my only hope
     
  7. foolalay

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    I've used a 32gb Sandisk ultra and 8gb Pny with no problems. I don't remember which brand, but I had a 4gb card that worked too.

    From other posts I've seen, it seems like you should avoid using Kingston and Samsung cards with the Sky3ds.
     
  8. dandymanz

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    I myself used a 2GB Microsd card too and can confirm it doesn't work. A 4gb one does. But your microsd card also has to be fast enough. I used a Samsung Evo 64GB before and even though the games loaded fine, they tend to freeze midway while playing. Changing to the sandisk extreme plus has so far worked fine for me.
     
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    so its the micro sd card at fault? so... tomorrow i can go to the shop, what sdcard must i buy?
     
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    This is the one I use.
     
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    i will give that a try and cross my fingers hoping it will work, thanks for replying everyone :)
     
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    alright i will find a good sdcard, that has lots of capacity. again thanks for helping me out and get me on my way :)
     
  13. nervx

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    that 2GB card wont work because its old and likely isn't fast enough.

    Just buy whatever class 10. Sandisk seems to always work unless you buy a fake one.

    Samsung cards come formatted with two partitions one of which is hidden. You need a 3rd party program to delete both partitions then simply reformat using windows. Ive seen a few people claim it fixed the issue for them. It would be interesting to see if Kingston cards have a hidden partition which might be why they don't work with sky3ds.

    The only other issue could be caused due to how Samsung(and some other brands) card size not being exactly on the 1MiB boundary which is why h2testw gives a warning about it. I would place my money on the hidden partition being the problem though.
     
  14. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    Sky doesn't read non HC cards (2gb or less) it has to do with the format that have you change your card too.

    I personally have had great success with amazon as long as amazon is the shipper. If you have prime they have a huge sale coming up this week
     
  15. Arkansaw

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    sometimes it depends on the sd adapter card (size, fitting etc). I had one that simply could not be detected by the 3ds unless I nudge it at a certain angle. Solved by using another adapter that worked
     
  16. reiyu

    reiyu Canadian, eh?

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    Since you're in canada, check out NCIX. i got a 64gb AData mSD for $20. the read and write speeds are amazing.
     
  17. DAH-THUNDERBIRD
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    what is NCIX exactly?
     
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    reiyu Canadian, eh?

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    it's a computer store. not sure if i can link here, but google is your friend.
     
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    yeah i just googled it. i will consider it. thanks man
     
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    Linking to stores like best buy or NCIX is fine. It is links to rom sites that are a nono :lol: