NAND USB SD card reader?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ProspitPrince, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. ProspitPrince
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    So I just got my 3DS NAND modded, and I was wondering.

    My Laptop has a built in SD card reader, can I use this to extract the NAND or is buying a USB SD card reader compulsory?
     
  2. thaikhoa

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    Why don't you just try by yourself? :D
     
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    Cause I'm paranoid it'll fry the NAND :')
     
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    You're being overly paranoid. The only way to find out if the SD adapter on your PC/laptop is to try it. I have used the one on my laptop for older models. If it is a new 3DS (2015 model) then you may need a specific reader to work, but others will not fry it.
     
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    So i plugged it in. It did the blue screen bootrom error. but nothing showed up. So i unplugged it, plugged it back in and it came up "MMC Card". However it didn't appear as a device, so i'm just going to order an SD card reader off ebay :P Thanks
     
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    For future reference the 'fry your nand' thing only really happens if your mod ends in a mini USB port, and you try to connect a cable from it to your computer.
    Power goes from the computer to the port through the cable and royally screws things up.

    This is why you only use the modded SD adapter and a card reader.

    Ed: can also happen with micro USB, just don't connect the 3ds directly to the computer.