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What is this grey button on the New Nintendo 3DS XL?

As per the Nintendo site there is this image that explains the button. They call it the 'C stick'. New controls The C stick brings new control possibilities (like intuitive camera control) to ...
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How do I downgrade a Homebrewed 3DS from 11.14 to 11.13?

Eris the guest has it right, but for idiots like me, here's a step-by-step (assuming you followed the 3ds hacks guide): Download the latest Luma3ds files onto whatever you use to read/write your SD ...
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Will a 3ds be fine if a cartridge is removed while it is running?

As long as you weren't in the middle of saving when the incident occurred, you'll be fine. The only problem with removing the cartridge while the system/game is on is the game will no longer play(...
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Is it possible to reuse 3DS nintendo account on a Switch? Is there any benefit in doing so?

According to this Nintendo Support article, you cannot directly use the account you set up with your 3DS. A 3DS system uses an account that is tied to a Nintendo Network ID, which functions ...
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Are you able to delete a pre-loaded game from your 3DS? How do you re-download it?

Yes, you are able to delete a pre-loaded game from your 3DS (as it is treated as a eShop purchase). You can redownload it as any other eShop game that you have purchased in the past. You need to be ...
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Will a 3ds be fine if a cartridge is removed while it is running?

Your 3DS will be fine. I've taken my game out of my cartridge many times while it was running and I've had no problems.
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How do I save software on a 3DS transfer?

After posting my speculative comment, I did a little bit of research and found this article by Nintendo about the pre-installed software for the 3DS. Pre-installed games are stored on the SDHC Card ...
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How do I effectively backup my 3DS saved games?

I found the answer on Nintendo's support website where they say that you need system menu version 6.0.0-0U or higher to backup your save-data. You can follow the instructions here. Once the data is ...
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Will using a screen protector affect my 3ds xl touch screen?

I use a screen protector and it works just fine. I found this thread which discusses some pros and cons of using a screen protector on a DS. The main caution seems to be keeping them out of the sun ...
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Moving Nintendo eShop games from a 3DS to a New 3DS

Last I checked, 3DS games are tied to the system you purchased them on rather than just the account. However, it is possibly to permanently transfer them to a new system using the 3DS System Transfer ...
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How do I downgrade a Homebrewed 3DS from 11.14 to 11.13?

Welp, you screwed up. 11.14 was targeted to brick consoles with CFW. If you can get to the chainloader (Start on boot), though, there is hope. Update the luma boot.FIRM and go back to the scripts in ...
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How do I downgrade a Homebrewed 3DS from 11.14 to 11.13?

I had the same exact issue with the same error for the same reason, last night. I went to https://github.com/LumaTeam/Luma3DS/releases/tag/v10.2.1 and downloaded the zip file and replaced the boot ...
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Is it safe to leave "Thumbs.db" on the N3DSXL microSD card, or should I remove it?

This file is created in Windows when you have the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option selected in the File explorer. What this does is it stores graphics, movie, and some document files then ...
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Anyone got "New" 3DS default files?

A 3DS system will take a micro SD card and automatically format it. There are no default files on the SD card, it's only used to provide extra space for storing save files. You can pull an SD card out ...
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Quality of life improved in Monster hunter XX

Monster Hunter Double Cross (aka XX) is pretty much a direct port with updated graphics from the 3DS version but content and gameplaywise it is identical. This also makes it able to crossplay between ...
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3ds "A" button messing up, how to fix?

Without opening it up, there are a couple of things you could try: Try blowing or use a can of compressed air on the button. Use small bursts, don't damage the button Use a toothbrush (preferably new ...
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Do I have enough SD storage on my new 2ds xl for updates

If your SD card has at least 294 open blocks of space, you should be fine. The extra data takes up only 4 blocks of space, so Pokemon Sun would take around 300 blocks of storage in total.
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Will using a screen protector affect my 3ds xl touch screen?

3DS uses resistive touch screens, those screens are mostly not affected by screen protectors, as they rely on pressure.
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How do I use amiibos?

I don't own the game myself, but failing any notice by Nintendo the update is available to download through the eShop. Even once you get updated you need a new Nintendo 3DS to scan Amiibos directly, ...
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If I create a new Nintendo ID, can I still play my games I have downloaded to an SD card?

You cannot, unfortunately. If you try to use an SD card with games saved on them from a different NNID, you will not be able to access them as the new NNID will not have a license for the content on ...
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(How) can I access microSD Management from a Mac?

I tried to get this working, but got the same error you did about permissions. :( The more I read about it, the more it sounds like it won't work without changes on Nintendo's side. I found this post ...
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Will formatting a 3DS affect my Pokémon games or Pokémon bank?

Resetting your 3DS will not remove any of your pokémon bank or cartridge data. Pokémon bank is tied to your Nintendo Network ID (NNID) though -- make sure you can carry that over between your system ...
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How long does a 3DS have when the light turns red?

That depends on your model, charging, and usage methods. My 3DS lasted about 10 minutes after hitting Red, and 2 after hitting Critical playing Mario Kart 7 - Not a power hungry game. My New 3DS XL ...
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How long does a 3DS have when the light turns red?

For standard 3DS: (I don't have all of the 3DS versions to tell you about them) A few minutes, if you're actively using it. Mine's lasting about 5-10 minutes until it starts blinking, depending on ...
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C-Stick not staying enabled

From this thread: You still have to activate it in the game options before you load your save. If you just activate it in game, you have to do this every time. Since the alternative behavior ...
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