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Apr 6, 2011 4:29 PM

3DS DS download play not working

For starters i think the people at nintendo who came up with the 3ds's are geniuses. The 3ds is a-mazing. But i have found some bugs along the way. i was hoping to get help with some questions

 

     1. The ds download play is not working for origanal ds games. I have recently beaten pokemon black and i am trying to use poke transfer. The main issue is that the 3ds wont pick up signals from my ds and when i try to connect on to the game using my original ds it says communication error download not complete. it said the same thing when i tried legend of zelda spirit trrack.

 

     2. i was also wondering how to activate streetpass because i was try ing to do it with my friend and it did not work.

MARIOTURNS89 62 posts since
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Apr 6, 2011 6:40 PM in response to: LUCARIO1140
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

1. To do a DS Download Play with a 3DS, select Download Play from the HOME Menu, then select Nintendo DS. The Nintendo 3DS will not search for DS systems while you select Nintendo 3DS from Download Play nor will Nintendo DS systems find your 3DS.

 

2. To activate StreetPass, go into the software that can use StreetPass and turn it on. You must do this for each individual software that supports StreetPass.

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
Apr 29, 2012
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Apr 29, 2012 3:33 PM in response to: LUCARIO1140
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

I'm getting the same problem too, except that when I go to the download play section for the DS, it's blank. Please help.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 3:41 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

You mean, when you tap the "DS Download Play" button, the 3DS automatically just shows a totally blank, white screen?

 

Also, instead of bumping old threads, please create new threads for new questions.

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 4:01 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

Yes that.

 

Sorry about bumping an old thread, but it's sorta related.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 4:05 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

This means that your 3DS is broken, and it needs a repair to fix the issue.  Call Nintendo at 1800-255-3700 (6am-7pm, Pacific Time, 7 days a week) to schedule a repair.

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 4:20 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

Wow, can't believe it's that fragile. One drop and then it disables a software feature. The wireless feature is working, and the wifi too.

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 4:21 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

also, it's not a white screen, it goes to the screen and normally at that screen it would just scan for available games up. The one I encountered just didn't scan anything, but it shows the screen on where it's supposed to scan.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 4:30 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

This sounds like it may be a temporary glitch, so try again in a few hours and see if it changes.  Also, are you sure that you had the wireless switch on when you searched?

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 4:42 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

I did have the wireless switch on when it searched, but it doesn't want to show for some reason. Here's a picture for more proof.

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TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 5:23 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

Please respond, it be helpful.

MARIO 3,247 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 5:25 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

It may be a longshot, but I would try holding the power button down for about 10 seconds to make sure the system is fully powered off so that you can see if a full restart fixes it.

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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Apr 29, 2012 5:28 PM in response to: MARIO
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

No, it didn't fix it. Any other solutions regarding to this?

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Apr 30, 2012 3:13 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

I'm afraid that your 3DS is broken, and you will have to call Nintendo for a repair.

TOAFRUITY 8 posts since
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May 3, 2012 4:47 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

I'll just have to stick with it because I don't want to pull out hundreds of more dollars just to get it fixed.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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May 3, 2012 4:57 PM in response to: TOAFRUITY
Re: 3DS DS download play not working

Actually, the 3DS comes with a one-year warranty, and you can extend that warranty by 90 days if you register it's serial number with Club Nintendo.  Thus, your repair will be free.

 

Also, after you get the 3DS back from the repair, your warranty is renewed.

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