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[Answered] SD card not being recognized in 3ds
Old 09-20-2014, 09:37 PM
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Unhappy SD card not being recognized in 3ds

So a month ago, i decided to buy a new sd card for both my 3ds and 3ds xl. Because my both of my current sd cards are way to small. (2gb and 4gb)
I bought 2 32 gb sd to upgrade both of my ds's storage capabilities. However, when i try to use them on ether ds. The ds says, "could not detect an sd card. The software on the sd card, could not be displayed." I have searched everywhere to find a fix and i know its not my ds. Because many of my smaller sd cards work for my ds's.

When I lock the sd card, it says the following thing: "Write protection is enabled on the SD card. The software on the SD card cannot be displayed." So does that mean it sees the SD card? Why cant it read it??

I have tried the following:

1. Reformatted 5 times
2. blew on them and cleaned them
3. restarted ds, reinserted the sd cards into the ds.

The model of the sd card is: SanDisk SDHC Card 32gb


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Old 09-20-2014, 09:44 PM
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Urrmm,I really don't know to fix your problem,It might be the 3ds that's going wack,perhaps you should call nintendo for support,but I cannot help you,Im sorry.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:49 PM
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Its not my 3ds, i have no issues with most of my sd cards. Its only when i try to use particular ones and the two 32gb ones...but thanks I guess....
Old 09-20-2014, 09:53 PM
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This might not solve your problem, but did you already try sliding the lock switch on the side up to unlock it?
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:05 PM
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This might not solve your problem, but did you already try sliding the lock switch on the side up to unlock it?
It was unlocked to begin with, i thought if i were to slide it to the locked position. Then unlock it, that would work. But it didnt....so no it didnt work.

But thank you for suggesting it, more then Ive gotten for advice...


Anyone know the email for Nintendos support, i cant find it....an i cant call them because i have no minutes.

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Old 09-20-2014, 10:14 PM
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Which region do you need support for?
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:17 PM
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Have you checked that the file system being used on the card is FAT32?
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:20 PM
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Which region do you need support for?
United States

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Have you checked that the file system being used on the card is FAT32?
How would i go about checking that and or fixing that??
Old 09-20-2014, 10:24 PM
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Here's NOA's email support page http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform/
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:27 PM
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Here's NOA's email support page http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform/
Thank you for helping as much as you have, something tells me support wont be able to help.....its just a hunch though.
Old 09-20-2014, 10:29 PM
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Insert your SD card into your computer then open explorer. Right click your SD card, and choose properties. You will be able to see your file system as shown below.



Similarly, right click your SD Card and select format then choose FAT32 as your file system.

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Old 09-20-2014, 10:36 PM
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An that worked o.o Oh my gosh thank you so very much <3 <3 <3 <3
Copying my files now:3 Hopefully, i wont have any more issues.

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Old 09-20-2014, 10:41 PM
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You're welcome!
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:53 AM
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yeah, tekka is the best... XD
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