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

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1 year ago#1
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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1 year ago#2
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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1 year ago#3
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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1 year ago#4
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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1 year ago#5
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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1 year ago#6
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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