Does anything bad happen if you turn off a 3DS during a system transfer?

#1TheTitan99Posted 7/10/2014 8:18:12 PM
I recently sold my OG 3DS to a pawn shop. I used the money to buy an XL. I totally forgot I needed my other 3DS to get my games on my XL. So I went to the pawn shop and they were nice enough to lend me my old 3DS and do a system transfer in store! But the kicker... they closed down early and I didn't know the transfer would take so long. They had take my old 3DS back and I had to leave. I had to force the 3DS by holding the power button down. They said I could come back tomorrow and start over though.

I am worried because I had to stop it halfway through. Should I even go back?
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#2powerclaw1Posted 7/10/2014 8:37:51 PM
As long as the XL's internal memory wasn't formatted yet, you should be fine. Hopefully. What was being moved when you shut it off?
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#3TheTitan99(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2014 8:52:24 PM
powerclaw1 posted...
As long as the XL's internal memory wasn't formatted yet, you should be fine. Hopefully. What was being moved when you shut it off?


I shut it during step 3. It was transferring the "Built-in Software".
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#4powerclaw1Posted 7/10/2014 9:44:46 PM(edited)
TheTitan99 posted...
powerclaw1 posted...
As long as the XL's internal memory wasn't formatted yet, you should be fine. Hopefully. What was being moved when you shut it off?



I shut it during step 3. It was transferring the "Built-in Software".


How far along was the move? (%)
Hopefully nothing's messed up. Did you turn your XL back on yet?
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#5TheTitan99(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2014 9:51:55 PM
powerclaw1 posted...
TheTitan99 posted...
powerclaw1 posted...
As long as the XL's internal memory wasn't formatted yet, you should be fine. Hopefully. What was being moved when you shut it off?



I shut it during step 3. It was transferring the "Built-in Software".


How far along was the move? (%)
Hopefully nothing's messed up. Did you turn your XL back on yet?


It was around 30%. And yes, I turned my XL on and its fine.
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#6powerclaw1Posted 7/10/2014 10:08:57 PM
Well, if you already tested it and it's fine, you're answer is right there: both systems are fine, and you've got nothing to worry about. Try the transfer again when that pawn shop is open again. The transfer takes around 10-20 minutes. Good luck!
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