problems with sky3ds and/or SD card

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by LaurelAshley, May 21, 2015.

  1. LaurelAshley
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    LaurelAshley Member

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    I've been very disappointed with my Sky. I had to wait a couple weeks just to get it from Hong Kong and all I've had are problems with it. I've tried around 5 mini SD cards and recently ordered a SanDisk ultra class 10 32gb that is also giving me trouble. All the cards I have tried don't provide quick transition between games at all. Actually, they don't even switch most of the time. To get it to switch games, I have to eject and push the Sky back in. It doesn't always work. Sometimes no game even shows up. Sometimes it blinks fast a little and then doesn't do anything.
    I'm not sure what options I have left. I can deal with what I have, it's just a bit unfortunate of how inconvenient it is. Could anyone give me any advice?
     
  2. dedChar

    dedChar (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

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    Probably a faulty sky3ds. Maybe contact the reseller?
     
  3. eggsample

    eggsample punahussy

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    Try different mSD card reader / USB port / PC.
    Always Run DiskWriter with Admin privileges.
     
  4. LaurelAshley
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    LaurelAshley Member

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    I'll try the other readers I have. I noticed it was super slow in transferring on disk writer which is unusual because the care is supposed to be class 10 and 30mb/s. It was going about 5/s. I always use it with admin privileges. Could certainly be the reader.

    And dedChar, that'll probably be my last option. I'm hoping that's not the case because it'll be a pain sending it all the way back to Hong Kong. Plus I don't know their return policy. The Sky doesn't seem to work that bad, but it just has a problem with switching games and I have tried every SD card I own plus bought a new one.
     
  5. LaurelAshley
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    Update: there's a possibility that my sd card could be fake. I'm going to look into it once I get home. It seems to work, but maybe it's not an ultra, or a class 10...maybe it was remarked.
     
  6. LaurelAshley
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    Got a new sd card. Definitely faster, but I still have to eject after the blue light blinks and put it back in for it to switch to the next game :/ is that normal?
     
  7. nccom

    nccom GBAtemp Fan

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    No its not normal and its probably related to your sd card. Try different brand/speed.
     
  8. dedChar

    dedChar (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

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    Well, he already has like 5 different ones, and he said every singe one has the same problem.
     
  9. LaurelAshley
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    LaurelAshley Member

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    (she haha)
    But yeah, I've tried many. I have seen some increase in speed, but I still have to eject and push the card back in after the light begins flashing to get it to switch. last night I was able get it to switch normally! I had to fiddle with the card a bit and place it differently.
     
  10. dedChar

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    Oops sorry about that, didn't read your username and you have the 'no gender' picture.
     
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