Old 3DS won't turn on

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SuperTrever, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. SuperTrever
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    In the middle of playing a game I keep getting the error "An error has occurred. Hold down the power button, then turn it on and try again." When I try to turn it on again the blue light flashes for a second, and then turns back off. This happened yesterday and I was able to turn my 3DS back on after waiting a couple hours. It happened again today and is not turning back on. It is a launch 3DS on cfw 11.2.
     
  2. rasputin

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    Take out memory card, blow in the memory card slot and reseat memory card.

    The blue light turning off after a second is almost a sure sign the memory card isn't being read, when using latest a9lh.
     
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    Check your SD Card with H2testw
    Might be faulty.
     
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    Or it could simply be corrupted.
     
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    This worked!

    I will do this. I ran this when first installing cfw and got no errors, but I'll try it again to make sure.

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    I use a micro SD with a micro SD to SD reader so maybe the reader is messed up.
     
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    I suggest you to backup everything abd do a FULL FORMAT with sd formatter windows app.