Very strange issue with B9S.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by bananapi761, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. bananapi761

    bananapi761 Lurkin

    Jan 8, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Norn Iron
    Here's my situation. I was copying save files from physical carts to digital versions using the Nintendo save data transfer tool, went to back up the SD card on my PC, and then the console would power on for a second and shut down again. I know this is usually because there is no payload on the card, so I updated both B9S and Luma's payloads on the card, but still no luck. The system powers on with no card inserted because I have the same payloads from the SD on NAND. I swapped micro SD to SD card adapters and it booted, but it said 'Cannot display the software on the SD Card. The SD Card could not be accessed'. What is strange is that there are no signs of corruption on the card. Files still transfer fine, and there are no garbage files anywhere. The lock switch on the card was off. I have a B9S O3DS 11.4E.
  2. astronautlevel

    astronautlevel King of Knights

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    That Nightly Siteā„¢
    Your SD card reader may be damaged, they're pretty poor build quality, so it wouldn't be surprising/unlikely. I'd also try running h2testw to make sure your SD card is real
  3. bobdamnit

    bobdamnit GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 15, 2014
    United States
    To add to this...

    The SD card could be corrupted in such a way that a computer, which is a tad more forgiving in this regard, can still read and write to it but the 3DS will not.

    Back the card up, format it properly, test it with h2testw, and replace the contents. Alternatively, try a new SD card.
    astronautlevel likes this.