My 3DS had a fatal defect!

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by RupeeClock, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. RupeeClock
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    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    I got my Aqua Blue 3DS at 8am this morning, and it was glorious.
    Played it for a few hours that morning, went to my lecture, then went back the store I bought it from so I could go see my brother.
    Ended up playing it whilst lurking in there, and started exploring the photo options.

    That's when it happened, I switched the camera effect to "solarise" and it freaked out, the outer camera image at the top screen wouldn't update, the touchscreen wouldn't respond, etc.
    I was able to force quit with the home button, but the problem wouldn't go away.
    After that, sometimes one of the cameras would fail, one lense just being a black screen, sometimes with horizontal green lines or dots.
    Other times, the outer-camera would be pitch black whilst the inner camera worked just fine.

    The guys at the store looked at it pretty intensely, one last time I tried it out, went to the camera settings and the thing crashed entirely, giving an error has occured screen.

    Yikes, anyway that system with a couple hours of my playtime on it is gone now, I was traded a second 3DS which is working just fine.
    This was probably an absolute fluke, a one in a thousand flaw, but I still think it was worth telling.

    Anyway, here's a Mii I made, it's meant to be Reggie.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jugarina

    Jugarina GBAtemp Fan

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    Did you notice any strange noise coming from the left hinge on either of them when you opened and closed the unit?
     
  3. RupeeClock
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    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    No, I mean it squeaked barely but that was it.
    Before anyone asks, I tried face raiders and the screen was totally black, with the face characters showing up on screen.
     
  4. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Hopefully, my 3DS will be fine when I get it.

    That's quite an odd bug, though.

    As for the Reggie Mii, use this QR Code.
    [​IMG]
    It's the official Reggie Mii.
     
  5. Schlupi

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    Holy shit, the 3DS can recognize QR codes?
     
  6. RupeeClock
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    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Export them too, handy way to share Mii characters.
     
  7. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    My hinge seems a bit loose well not that loose, I dunoo maybe it's meant to be that way as with the DSi I'm pretty sure it was tough to begin with and slowly the hinge loosens up. [​IMG]
     
  8. knoxvillz

    knoxvillz GBAtemp Regular

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    My 3ds is working fine, just has a squeaky dpad but it's not a major issue.
     
  9. FireGrey

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    dang now i want a 3DS
     
  10. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    That good, new, news to me.

    Well it not the design, but the machine/makers goof up.