Luma3ds v6.6. black screen after splash screen (can access hourglass and all).

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  1. phantomeye
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    So I turned on my o3ds today, and it wouldn't boot to sysnand. What could be the problem? Do I have to restore the sysnand? (how to do it without losing A9LH?) will I have to re-install the games? What about save files? (pkmn for example)?.
     
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    Do you have nand backups prior to this happening? If so, restore
     
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    will i be losing saved (files) games?
     
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    Did you make backups of them prior with JKSM for example?
     
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    I had not. Because I did not expect something like this to happen.

    also i've noticed the issue has something to do with a failed LUMA update. Because a arm9loaderhax.bin.bak has been created.



    Something went wrong here:


    Checking for new Luma3DS Updater releases...
    Downloading https://api.github.com/repos/Hamcha/lumaupdate/releases/latest...
    Download progress: 5743 / 5743
    Downloaded 5743 bytes
    JSON parsed successfully!
    Release found: v1.4.2
    Changelog found.
    Current updater is already at latest release.
    Trying detection of current payload version...
    6.6-b16d887 (dev)
    Loaded existing payload in memory, searching for version number...
    Downloading https://api.github.com/repos/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases/latest...
    Download progress: 4165 / 4165
    Downloaded 4165 bytes
    JSON parsed successfully!
    Release found: 6.6
    Found version: Luma3DSv6.6.7z
    Release description found.
    Downloading https://raw.githubusercontent.com/astronautlevel2/Luma3DS/gh-pages/lastCommit...
    Download progress: 9 / 9
    Downloaded 9 bytes
    Downloading https://raw.githubusercontent.com/astronautlevel2/Luma3DSDev/gh-pages/lastCommit...
    Could not download, skipping...Copying /arm9loaderhax.bin to /arm9loaderhax.bin.bak...
    Downloading https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases/download/v6.6/Luma3DSv6.6.7z
    Download progress: 218389 / 218389
    Download complete! Size: 218389
    Integrity check #1 [OK]
    Integrity check #2 [OK]

    Extracting payload [OK]
    Considering start_Hourglass9.bin
    Considering y_EmuNAND9.bin
    Considering start_Hourglass9.bin
    Considering y_EmuNAND9.bin
    Saving payload to SD (as /arm9loaderhax.bin)...
    All done, freeing resources and exiting...
     
  6. OrGoN3

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    An arm9loaderhax.bin.bak is always created when lumaupdate updates arm9loaderhax.bin. This is in case the update fails, you can restore your previous version.

    Someone else is having this exact same problem. If you believe your Luma3DS is bad, copy over a new version from your PC.

    Edit: Aside from that, my first suspicion is always the SD card.
     
    Last edited by OrGoN3, Dec 23, 2016 - Reason: added a note regarding the sd card
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    Tried some older versions of luma, same problem, even tried restoring one of my backup nands. still the same...

    I will trt with the sd card, but had no problems with it tho (copying file etc.)

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    okey yeah, it was the sd card fault. good thing i had another 16 gb with me... god how unreliable are these anyway-.--
     
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    You have no idea. Whenever I get a flash device in these days (card or stick) I immediately open it up and test it with h2testw. That way I can immediately RMA. It's just that they produce so many of these things, there are bound to be defectives. Even if defectives sit at under 10%, that's still a lot. Plus, NAND flash memory is very finicky. I'm surprised it's still around. I'm glad you got everything working! ^_^
     
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    Maybe I was just in denial I mean, hardware failure is the last thing you'd want.

    anyways, thank you, you really saved me!
     
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