Do you hotswap cartridges when the system is on?

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User Info: Playsaver

Playsaver
4 years ago#21
I only take out a game cartridge when it's in the home menu. And I never ever take the the sd memory card out while the system is on. Takeing out the sd memory card while the system is on, without the systems permision, can corrupt its files.

User Info: d0wner

d0wner
4 years ago#22
TinyTim123 posted...
I do it when my system is in sleep mode and the game not running.
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User Info: Jacob_9D

Jacob_9D
4 years ago#23
I do, despite the regular 3DS Operations Manuel on page 10 saying "2. Always turn the Nintendo 3DS power off before loading or removing a Game card."
I also was used to not hot swapping.

User Info: MrKunio

MrKunio
4 years ago#24
Uhm, i go to the home menu, close the software and then switch games.

Its fine.

The thing in the background even spins when you pop a new game in. PSP and 3DS are designed to do this.

I would never do it on a regular ds though.
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User Info: keyblader1985

keyblader1985
4 years ago#25
MrKunio posted...
The thing in the background even spins when you pop a new game in.


The thing in the background is responding to sound, not the game card. Blow into the mic and you'll see the same thing.
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User Info: iMURDAu

iMURDAu
4 years ago#26
Of course I do. Why would I take the time to turn the system off or put it in sleep mode? Sleep mode is the same thing as being turned on anyway. If the software is closed and I'm on the home screen then obviously its not going to hurt to change the cart. I grew up with the original gameboy and haven't had any problems adjusting. Just like with any recent console you don't have to power down to change discs.
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User Info: yab

yab
4 years ago#27
Yes as long as the game isn't running.
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User Info: Donomega

Donomega
4 years ago#28
Nope, I once messed up a system doing that. It was a Sega Nomad, if anyone remembers those things lol
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User Info: Spiffy247

Spiffy247
4 years ago#29
I never swap cartridges with the system on. With any cartridge based system.
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User Info: confettistorm

confettistorm
4 years ago#30
If I want to swap cartridges, I need to get out of the software, turn off the system, replace the card and turn it back on.

Apparently, I am in the minority according to this board.
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