''The Game card was removed'' N3ds Gateway 3.11- bad SD ?

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  1. chikoo_69
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    Need help here...I can see my games in Gateway menu, it's when i start it i get this error. I had some fragmentation error so i decided to format my 32gb sd card and copy all over again...This fixed things before on my old 3ds...Well things got worst the more i try to copy games the least it worked and now i can't even copy 1 game without getting this error.
     
  2. thorasgar

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    Reformat and then gather everything you want to copy over in one folder. Copy it all over in one action.
     
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    Already tried that reformating. Now it's giving me the error even with one file. and i just did a diagnostic test on the gateway menu and i get FPGS TEST : OK SPI TEST : FAIL SPI READ TEST : FAIL SD TEST : EXFAT Just tried another SD card and same problem is my gateway dead?? :(
     
  4. nccom

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    Its not dead but it has broken SPI chip. This chip is used for temporary save storage when running games so any CARD1 games (99% of 3ds games) will crash when you try to run them.
    Your options are:
    1) Resolder the spi chip if you have the knowledge and tools for that.
    2) Patch games to card2.
    3) Or just install everything as .cia, thats the easiest way.
     
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    Thanks ! I tried that seemed to work, but i got stuck on the 3ds boot logo. The rom has been patched to card2. Any more idea? Ill try with Cia this should work fine

    Edit : im using the snailface converter

    Edit 2 : Stuck on 3ds logo even when tring to boot bigbluemenu...
     
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    - Resolder Chip is my last resort, and btw i don't think im skilled enough to solder that kind of chip
    - Patch games to card 2 has been done but gets stuck on 3ds boot logo
    - I can't install cia because big blue menu also gets stuck on 3ds boot logo

    Im in gateway mode because my gateway rom menu comes up and i can select stuff but it wont boot...
     
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    That sucks. How much time did you get with the GW before it crapped out?

    Some of the resellers have a six month warranty.
     
  8. bowser

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    I think putting some pressure on the top of the Gateway card when it is in the slot may help the chip to make contact with the board. Try putting some paper between the Gateway and the console shell.
     
  9. neo_hito

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    ahh that does suck. The one time I ever had similar error was when someone 'poked' the gateway while it was still in the 3ds.
    Not sure what happened but basically the pins doesn't fully touch after that, had to pad the gateway with some sticky tape til its a bit tight when inserted.
    Though you did say the rom menu pops up so I don't think its the same problem
     
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    It's not on warranty anymore...Well i think i'll get a new one! It's really dead hehe

    Edit : Yes the rom menu pops and i just get stuck on the 3dslogo loop infinitly
     
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    make sure the games are untrimmed when you convert to card2, pretty sure BBM should work converted, also you can try this
     
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    I Need to convert BBM to CARD2? I Try that right away! you give me hope thanks :)

    Edit : Converting BBM to card 2 Worked ! BBM is now booting fine ill be good until this point ;) thanks for your help it's REALLY apreciated