New TX SX Information: New FAQs and Homebrew Support Confirmed for Launch

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by Devin, May 16, 2018.

  1. chalupabatman

    chalupabatman GBAtemp Regular

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    I inserted the SD Card and booted normal, as soon as I press the same button 3 times, the screen flashes and goes to the black screen showing the error.

    I am not being prompted to get an update?
     
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  2. chalupabatman

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    Is there a certain program to use to format the sd card? Or on a windows machine, is simply right clicking the SD Card, choosing exFAT and selecting quick format, then start sufficient?
     
  3. Draxzelex

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    Windows is good enough, but if you want a recommendation, I have seen other people use Rufus. Also, weird how the system didn't prompt you for the exFAT update. Nintendo themselves say its supported.
     
  4. chalupabatman

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    I have used RUFUS to create bootable flash drives, but never to format an sd card, interesting. I will have to check that out to expand my knowledge :)

    I am going to allow the Switch itself to format the SD Card, then copy over ONE xci file and test, to see if that works. I'll post my results in a few hours when I have a chance to test.
     
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  5. chalupabatman

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    I put the SD Card into the Switch and allowed the switch to format it. I then plugged it into my computer and copied over the files and ONE xci file. Below is an image the contents of my SD Card, however whenever I attempt to boot by pressing vol up and power button I get the red guy (who looks like a minecraft character) with a message below that says boot.dat?

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    and just for kicks and giggles I wanted to verify that my boot.dat was not corrupt somehow, so I downloaded a new .zip file from http://sx.xecuter.com/ copied the .zip to my sd card, and extracted the boot.dat onto the sd card, and still got the same error.
     

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  6. Draxzelex

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    Seems like a bad format (or potentially a bad SD card but that's after exhausting all other possibilities). Someone else seems to have suffered the same problem as you but formatted using the computer first and fixed it by formatting within the Switch which you can find here. It might be worth now trying to format it in your computer either with Windows or a separate program.
     
  7. DaveLister

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    it reeks of dodgy fake card or corrupted failing card.
     
  8. chalupabatman

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    This is the card I am attempting to use....bad choice on my part?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078LW9TMX/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Looking at the Customer Reviews with 60% 1-star reviews, I'd say that's it is a bad choice.
     
  11. chalupabatman

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    I'm thinking dodgy SD Card as I tested with a 32GB card yesterday and it worked fine. The hwtest2 you linked to is showing 8 hours to test, but I'll post results once it complets.
     
  12. DaveLister

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    Very bad choice Sandisk or samsung - genuine.
     
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  14. chalupabatman

    chalupabatman GBAtemp Regular

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    Interesting - I have never had trouble with these before. I'll order a good Sandisk one :)

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I run a 128 GB of the exact same thing and have had no problem with it for YEARS. It is still running to this day. In my opinion, hardware is bulk made and sometimes you a get a bad press or a bad connection on the interiors.
     
  15. asnka

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  16. MadonnaProject

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    They seriously need to sell the dongle by itself for 10 quid. I rushed and got the software but the dongle would be handy.
     
  17. chalupabatman

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    FML - I am doomed to fail on this! LOL - I am now getting an error of -
    The game card could not be read.
    Please remove and reinsert it.

    If this message appears repeatedly, please check the following page on your smart device or PC.
    support.nintendo.com/switch/gamecarderror

    I am now using a 64 GB SanDisk ULTRA SDXC that worked perfect yesterday. Formatted as exFAT.

    What is causing this ailment!?
     
  18. chalupabatman

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    I found out what was going on here. somehow the xci files became corrupted. From a fresh download they work fine.
     
  19. DaveLister

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    Those pesky files . Real question what's the cause to the corruption . Fake cards ?
     
  20. Commodore Jim

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    this happened to me as well, just corrupt downloads I guess
     
  21. chalupabatman

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    Nice to know I was not the only one :)
     
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