New SD card wich doesn't work on 3DS

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  1. El_Duderino
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    Hello,I bought a 16gb SD card but my 3DS can't read it,however when I put it on my PC that works.I saw that all SD should works on 3DS.So what can I do please ?
     


  2. Blue_Mew

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    Format it to FAT32 use something like SDFormatter.
     
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    That's already in FAT32 and I already have formatted it.
     
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    Did you use the standard windows format because if you did try something else.
     
  5. El_Duderino
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    I used Windows and EaseUs.
     
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    Thats unusual :huh:
     
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    primary/logical partition?
     
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    primary
     
  9. regnad

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    I had the same problem helping a friend. I used Panasonic SD Formatter, that didn't work, so I tried guiformatter, SDHC FAT32 full overwrite with both. Works fine with anything except the 3DS.
     
  10. Osga21

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    I had the exact same problem yesterday, and found out that my 2ds just doesn't like cheap cards. Your card will most likely never work with the 3ds :(
    You can read the thread here
     
  11. El_Duderino
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    So I guess I'm fucked :sad:,I can't even send back it.Anyway thanks for your answers.
     
  12. MarcusD

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    I know it's a weird question, but what operating system do you use?
    If you're using a Windows newer than XP, then use a partition manager. If you're on XP, then just use the rightclick->format. If you're on Linux, then use mkfs.vfat

    If you have the option to set it (partition editors), set the diskID to 0xB (FAT32).
    Try to experiment with cluster sizes (2048 / 4096 / 8192 / 16384).
    If you're using mkfs.vfat, you can specify the cluster size with the -S option.
    If you're using the Windows built-in format commandline utility then use the /a: switch.

    Examples:
    mkfs.vfat -S 4096 /dev/sdd2
    format F: /fs:FAT32 /a:16k

    You can use gparted on Linux to find out which device is your SDCard's, or you can use diskmgmt.msc on Windows to find your partition, and assign a drive letter to it.
    Remember, that the above commands are only examples, only run them if you changed the options, and the path to your SDCard!
     
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    I have windows 7 so I format with cmd ? I have already tried to format with a partition manager in differents cluster sizes.
     
  14. MarcusD

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    Yes, but first try it out with the partition manager you have. I hope it can format the partition to diskID 0xB!

    If it's not working, then try it from commandline.
    Type "cmd" in the search bar in the start menu, rightclick, run as admin, yes, then run "format F: /fs:FAT32 /a:4096 /q", where F: is your SDCard.
     
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    How can I do that ? Tell me wich partition manager I have to use please.
     
  16. MarcusD

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    I don't know, I use Linux, and I always used mkfs.vfat from the terminal.
     
  17. RandomUser

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    Have you even tried SD Formatter? The problem is not only the file system the 3ds can read and make use of. The file system needs to have a very specific sector sizing and don't know about cluster sizing, perhaps need not to worry about that, so you should try that SD Formatter for the sake of easy to use formatting tool for Windows on SD cards. If your 3DS still refuse to read the SD card after that, then perhaps you do have a bad/counterfeit SD card.
     
  18. El_Duderino
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    Still doesn't work and I don't think this a counterfeit,I bought it in a famous store.
     
  19. Manuel9181

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    Try to follow this tutorial:



    I used it to format in fat32 a sandisk of 64 GB and a Kingston of 128 GB which i'm currentling using for my 3ds without any kind of problem.
     
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    Still the same.