Do you hotswap cartridges when the system is on?

#21PlaysaverPosted 3/2/2013 3:30:11 PM
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.
#22d0wnerPosted 3/2/2013 4:09:10 PM
TinyTim123 posted...
I do it when my system is in sleep mode and the game not running.

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#23Jacob_9DPosted 3/2/2013 5:13:24 PM
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.
#24MrKunioPosted 3/2/2013 5:30:05 PM
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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#25keyblader1985Posted 3/2/2013 5:59:47 PM
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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#26iMURDAuPosted 3/2/2013 6:06:52 PM
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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#27yabPosted 3/2/2013 8:14:29 PM
Yes as long as the game isn't running.
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#28DonomegaPosted 3/2/2013 8:21:28 PM
Nope, I once messed up a system doing that. It was a Sega Nomad, if anyone remembers those things lol
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#29Spiffy247Posted 3/2/2013 8:22:49 PM
I never swap cartridges with the system on. With any cartridge based system.
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#30confettistorm(Topic Creator)Posted 3/2/2013 9:02:15 PM
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.