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Topic: 3DSXL SD Card Problems? Help Please?

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BlueToad

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Hey guys,
Today, I purchased my 3DS XL. I did not do a system transfer, because I traded in my 3ds for it at EB.
My old SD card (which I still have) had lots of eShop and VC games on it. I copied these files to my computer, and today tried to get them onto my XL's SD card. Did not work :( I then tried to just put in my old SD card, to see if the games would load up. Still, this did not work.
Any help would be much appreciated! :D
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Tasuki

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I might be wrong here since I have never done a system transfer but I think you need to go into the options menu and transfer the stuff from one 3DS to the other 3DS than trade it in. As I said I could be wrong cause I never did it before but everywhere I see you have to do the system transfer in the options menu it order for it to work.

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19Robb92

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You have to do a system transfer to get your downloadable games. The data on the SD card links to the data on the system, if you do not perform a system transfer you'll loose all your downloadable content.

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BenAV

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Without a system transfer, nothing's going to work.

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sykotek

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You're boned unless you can convince EB to allow you to transfer your data.

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BlueToad

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sykotek wrote:

You're boned unless you can convince EB to allow you to transfer your data.

:( Well, I don't think that's going to happen!
I guess I'll be asking for LOADS of eShop cards this Christmas

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Tasuki

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Yep just as I thought it says here http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/07/guide_3ds_xl_system_... that you have to transfer all the stuff from the system menu in order for it to work. You can try and contacting the EB and see if you can get your 3DS back but I highly doubt it unless there is some way of telling yours from all the other used ones and of course if no one has bought it.

Oh and on a side not you might want to delete your duplicate thread.

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sykotek

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Well, with the amount of 3DS units being traded in for the 3DS XL, it isn't unreasonable to think they haven't sold your old unit yet. Maybe you can ask them to see if they'll allow you to at the very least buy back your unit and maybe return it after you're done? Yours is hardly an isolated incident, I'm sure there are many others that are having this problem. I don't think your local store staff will have a problem with this, especially since they'll want your continued business in the future...

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Tasuki

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I dont know but maybe if you used a credit card to buy those VC games maybe you can get some proof that you bought the games like a credit card bill or something and contact Nintendo with that proof and seeing about them giving you back those games.

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Well, with the amount of 3DS units being traded in for the 3DS XL, it isn't unreasonable to think they haven't sold your old unit yet. Maybe you can ask them to see if they'll allow you to at the very least buy back your unit and maybe return it after you're done? Yours is hardly an isolated incident, I'm sure there are many others that are having this problem. I don't think your local store staff will have a problem with this, especially since they'll want your continued business in the future...

I am sure the store will let him by it back I mean why wont they. But as I said unless he can tell which one is his he would have to be very lucky.

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There's not likely that many 3DS units traded in per location and although I'm not 100% sure, I'm fairly confident (99% sure) they need to record the serial when they do a trade-in of a console/handheld which they can use to easily cross reference with a receipt. They do this just in case an item turns out to be stolen property and if the authorities show up with a police report with that matching serial, they'd need to surrender that item to them and also the identification information used for the trade-in. So, should be pretty easy to figure out which one is OPs...unless the staff is just plain ignorant or lazy.

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BlueToad

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Tasuki wrote:

Yep just as I thought it says here http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/07/guide_3ds_xl_system_... that you have to transfer all the stuff from the system menu in order for it to work. You can try and contacting the EB and see if you can get your 3DS back but I highly doubt it unless there is some way of telling yours from all the other used ones and of course if no one has bought it.

Oh and on a side not you might want to delete your duplicate thread.

Oh yeah sorry

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sykotek wrote:

There's not likely that many 3DS units traded in per location and although I'm not 100% sure, I'm fairly confident (99% sure) they need to record the serial when they do a trade-in of a console/handheld which they can use to easily cross reference with a receipt. They do this just in case an item turns out to be stolen property and if the authorities show up with a police report with that matching serial, they'd need to surrender that item to them and also the identification information used for the trade-in. So, should be pretty easy to figure out which one is OPs...unless the staff is just plain ignorant or lazy.

Oh yeah! Because I only bought it today, I still have the receipt that may say serial number?
And you'd think that EB would at least say that you MAY lose your data, for people that may not know!

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sykotek wrote:

...unless the staff is just plain ignorant or lazy.

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MarioTheLegend wrote:

sykotek wrote:

There's not likely that many 3DS units traded in per location and although I'm not 100% sure, I'm fairly confident (99% sure) they need to record the serial when they do a trade-in of a console/handheld which they can use to easily cross reference with a receipt. They do this just in case an item turns out to be stolen property and if the authorities show up with a police report with that matching serial, they'd need to surrender that item to them and also the identification information used for the trade-in. So, should be pretty easy to figure out which one is OPs...unless the staff is just plain ignorant or lazy.

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Oh yeah! Because I only bought it today, I still have the receipt that may say serial number?
And you'd think that EB would at least say that you MAY lose your data, for people that may not know!

You'd think that but they either may not know, figure you probably already did that, or they just don't care. I wish you luck in getting your stuff back though.

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Tasuki wrote:

MarioTheLegend wrote:

sykotek wrote:

There's not likely that many 3DS units traded in per location and although I'm not 100% sure, I'm fairly confident (99% sure) they need to record the serial when they do a trade-in of a console/handheld which they can use to easily cross reference with a receipt. They do this just in case an item turns out to be stolen property and if the authorities show up with a police report with that matching serial, they'd need to surrender that item to them and also the identification information used for the trade-in. So, should be pretty easy to figure out which one is OPs...unless the staff is just plain ignorant or lazy.

Yeah, :( I don't think I'm getting my stuff back :( its a shame, because I had nearly every eshop release.
Oh well, just have to start my collection again
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Oh yeah! Because I only bought it today, I still have the receipt that may say serial number?
And you'd think that EB would at least say that you MAY lose your data, for people that may not know!

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You'd think that but they either may not know, figure you probably already did that, or they just don't care. I wish you luck in getting your stuff back though.

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You can always try contacting Nintendo and see if they can help in any way.

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You have the games but no license. Buying every single game again from the Eshop should get you your save data back.

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You're unfortunately out of luck of you traded the system without transferring. eShop downloads are tethered to that system that downloaded them and they can't simply be copied to another system. Could you imagine? piracy would be out of control! Anyway, yeah, unless Nintendo can do something for you (I doubt it) you are gonna have to start fresh. Sorry :(

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bboy2970 wrote:

You're unfortunately out of luck of you traded the system without transferring. eShop downloads are tethered to that system that downloaded them and they can't simply be copied to another system. Could you imagine? piracy would be out of control! Anyway, yeah, unless Nintendo can do something for you (I doubt it) you are gonna have to start fresh. Sorry :(

With his SD card saved, however, he can still use his old data if he rebuys EVERY SINGLE game he had from the Eshop.

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TheDreamingHawk wrote:

bboy2970 wrote:

You're unfortunately out of luck of you traded the system without transferring. eShop downloads are tethered to that system that downloaded them and they can't simply be copied to another system. Could you imagine? piracy would be out of control! Anyway, yeah, unless Nintendo can do something for you (I doubt it) you are gonna have to start fresh. Sorry :(

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With his SD card saved, however, he can still use his old data if he rebuys EVERY SINGLE game he had from the Eshop.

Oh ok then, so say I buy one game again, i have my data?

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