Sent in n3ds on 9.2 for repairs, should i be worried?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Battosai, Jan 26, 2015.

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Will they update my 3ds?

  1. They'll leave it at 9.2

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  2. It'l get updated to current firmware

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  1. Battosai
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    The C stick was having problems with pressing right and down... Are the going to update it past 9.2?

    I was waiting for gateway to release the update.. now that i've sent it in i'm thinking it was a mistake and i should have waited till it was possible to do a nand back up or taken it to a 3rd party.
     


  2. Aurora Wright

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    They always update them, sorry.
     
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  3. Battosai
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    Should i just trade it in towards another 3ds at ebgames when i receive it? I'll be at a loss...
     
  4. iViperz

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    If you don't mind and have the money then sure! xD
     
  5. Battosai
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    I can just trade in a couple games and make up the difference... Hopefully by the time i receive it back repaired 9.3+ systems don't start appearing...
     
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    You're fucked....
     
  7. codychaosx

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    you can always buy a new one then swap the back cover and return it. ( im pretty sure its illegal..but if it was an "accident" then you know...oh well.) id probably pay in cash tho just to be safe lol
     
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    Shady:ph34r:
     
  9. Battosai
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    Would it be worth getting sky3ds for my n3ds and just keep the GW for my old xl? I'm afraid of going with sky since people have some problems/ and lose out on some features
     
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    I haven't had a problem with either of my Skys but it's just the lack of features that make me prefer my GW

    Personally, I'd say if you could help it, avoid losing GW
     
  11. codychaosx

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    lol yeah but its not like ur returning a broken one or something. i mean a normal user isnt gna care its on 9.4 instead of less than 9.2
     
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  12. Ralph1611

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    I thought about doing that one time..but I didnt know there was another serial under the battery:blink:
     
  13. codychaosx

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    yeah and id assume theres a place where its found in the system settings as well
     
  14. stewartie4

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    Any time I've ever done something like that I've told them on no uncertain terms not to update and got them to sign the receipt to that effect. Seems like a lot of work to go through but it protects you should they do it.
     
  15. Battosai
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    I didn't think of that, i would'v thought they would just ignore it since their site states they will upgrade it.
     
  16. tony_2018

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    If its possible remove the SD card.
     
  17. stewartie4

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    The 3DS is still your property and you have the right to say what is and is not to be done with it, and make your terms a condition of you using their services. They are modifying your console in a way that negatively affects the value of it to you and that you didn't want or ask for.

    In saying all that if you didn't tell them this when you handed the 3DS in they're probably going to do it - maybe try and give them a phone?
     
  18. Battosai
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    Couldn't they just refuse to repair it then?
     
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    hmm.....it depends on there policy. But it looks like, judging by the way things look in the real world production, is that they usually just replace the board instead of repair it. So you might be SOL.
     
  20. stewartie4

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    Yes, they could but at least you would've dodged a bullet and could easily go somewhere else. They'd much prefer your business and to be honest only update your console as a "convenience" if you tell them not to they'd have no problem leaving it alone.