My 3DS is slow and acts weird

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Vipera, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Vipera
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    I have a Day-one 3DS that has been acting weird lately: the menu became VERY slow (especially with a theme different than the default's), and the game list takes a while to load. And when I use stuff like Notifications and Friend List there's a chance that the console just freezes and I have to kill it. Today I took it to play (I always keep it stand-by) and it wouldn't turn on, even when the console was open. I had to kill it and restart.

    This is starting to piss me off. Could it be a defective unit that decided to break four year after purchase?

    I use the latest update and I don't use any hack. I have a Sandisk 32GB Ultra.
     
  2. Subtle Demise

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    Mine does the same thing. Just Nintendo and cheap parts I'm guessing.
     
  3. hippy dave

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    Try formatting? Try using a different sd card? Try rolling it down the stairs?
     
  4. mary1517

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    I have some problems like that too. Also random disconnects from the internet. I contacted Nintendo once on this and they asked me for some model numbers etc. Turned out it is a first print unit and many of them were faulty in some way - specialy the Aqua Blue models. They told me if the console was new and still on a warrenty, they would have replaced it for me, but not after all this years. I contacted Nintendo UK since we don't have a Nintendo Poland, all our producs are imports from Czech or Germany.

    The only thing I can do with it is save for a new 3DS... But it is still playable and don't bother me that much.
     
  5. Vipera
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    I tried formatting and it gets slightly better. The loading times are still bad but I haven't encountered errors so far. Will update in the following days.
    I have a Cosmo Black, but that sucks :( we ended up paying the most expensive and shittiest model.
     
  6. omgpwn666

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    I started feeling lag on my 3DS as soon as they added the themes update, which made me want the New 3DS even more. Nintendo is on to something. lol
     
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    I was going to reply earlier with something to the same effect. Older hardware is old and can't support newer updates. I'm surprised Nintendo is still offering new updates on the OG3DS to be honest because they will do nothing but hurt performance even moreso if they keep it up.
     
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    Yeah, I have an Ambassador 3DS (Cosmo Black) and themes update really slowed it down. I'm gonna have to get a new 3DS soon.
     
  9. Ryccardo

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    Same with iPhones: you can't {officially|practically} downgrade, and you're effectively forced to upgrade to use certain software...
    It's not planned obsolescence but pushed obsolescence!
     
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    damnit. i have one of those too, now i'l be forever worried D:
    did it happen with anything in particular?
     
  11. mary1517

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    It happen for me after a past update, something of the late 8.X or early 9.X if I recall correctly. Besides, I know a lot of people still having old 3DS models and no problems at all. Most people do own a 3DS XL and I never heard of any problems with them? I guess it's just a thing with the smallest, oldest models...
     
  12. Vipera
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    After the update with the custom themes. Before that it froze maybe once. It became so slow that I switched the theme back to the default one but it didn't fix anything :/