O3DS Camera Freeze 9.4

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  1. Megaben99
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    Megaben99 I'm not an intern. I'm a messenger of the Gods!

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    I picked up a O3DS hoping to use PKHeX and Ninjax, but it seems the camera doesn't work.

    I get the following message:

    "An error has occurred, Hold down the POWER button t turn off the power, than turn it on and try again."

    I've tried 2 different SD cards and reformatted them. I know I don't want to do a system restore since it tries to connect to the internet, and I assume it will download current firmware. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. SmileCitrus

    SmileCitrus GBAtemp Regular

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    It's safe to format the system. It just needs to connect to the Internet to remove the link to the previous owner's NNID. It won't download an update, but it won't help the camera issue either. That error means the camera ribbon cable is damaged or unplugged. If you don't mind opening the system you can try reseating it. If it's just loose rather than damaged it might fix the problem. Sometimes they can come loose if the system is dropped.
     
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  3. Megaben99
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    Thanks!
     
  4. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    The ribbon cable for the camera is the one on the top corner of the circuit board. You don't need to remove the motherboard to get at it. (the one on the underside is for the top LCD panel). That's the one you should check as that one is the one for the camera modules.
     
  5. Skull Kiddo

    Skull Kiddo Definitely Not A Kid

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    I remember some guy had this issue, bought Cooking Mama so he could use Ninjhax, Gateway, etc., and it was the firmware version that didn't support the camera Nintendo knows why, and it worked fine before the update.


    Regardless I find that pretty unlikely.