Old 3DS XL Gamecard issue

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by NoNAND, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. NoNAND
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    Hello everyone. Im having an issue with gamecards
    its weird because it doesnt read my gamecards only when i swap them when the console is on
    when i turn it off and on again it works fine. i have a R4 and a pokemon x game card
    to be honest i dropped my 3ds once is this a software or hardware issue..
     
  2. Alex3dss

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    There are 2 options:
    1: There is dust on the inside of the gamecard slot
    2: It is a hardware problem
     
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    there is a tab on the inside thats probably stuck in the "cart inserted" position, you may be able to dislodge it by inserting and removing a cart a bunch of times
     
  4. NoNAND
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    Thanks guys. My 3ds just had some dust in there and i cleaned it