N3DS XL running Luma + A9LH stopped working

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  1. Jazza2310
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    A few weeks ago the original MicroSD used for my 3DS ended up dying, it was pretty old for a micro so I just went about getting a new one. I had backed up the SD, so that wasn't a problem. I've gotten a new MicroSD and moved all of the original files to it but my 3DS won't boot; the blue light slowly pulses on and off once. Any known solutions to this or have I hard bricked my console?

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    Problem is solved, I had simply forgotten to format my new MicroSD to FAT32 prior to using it.
     
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  2. Dr. Dew

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    were you using an emunand on the older sd card?
     
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    Unfortunately I don't have such a good memory, but I believe that it was sysnand.
     
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    on your new sd card, you do have the "boot" file on the root of the sd?
     
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    Yes, I have the boot file on the root of my SD.
     
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    Hmm. The blue light flash typically means that "arm9loaderhax.bin" file is not found on the sd. Double check that it is there.
     
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    I have ensured that the arm9loaderhax.bin file is there, as is Luma.
     
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    That's strange tbh. It might be a long shot, but maybe try giving the sd card a cleaning with some rubbing alcohol on the contacts. Basically if your 3ds was working fine before you swapped the sd cards, you shouldn't have a brick.
    I wish I could be more helpful, but I haven't used a9lh in quite some time.
     
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    I will make sure to do so. Thank you for at least trying to help me out, I appreciate it.
     
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    Make sure your new card is formatted as FAT32, otherwise the console can't read it.
     
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    32kb format,also
     
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    ? Do you mean FAT32?
     
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    They mean 32kb cluster size.
     
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    It sounds like the card isn't FAT32 formatted.
     
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    Problem solved, I had forgotten to format to Fat32, thank you so much for helping me out with this.
     
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