Homebrew Ace3ds flashcard white screen on ROM bootup

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I got myself one of those 208in1 flashcards at the start of this year. From what I played on my o3DS XL, all of the games worked and played perfectly. I removed some shovel-ware games from time to time and added some, and those worked just fine too.

Fast forward into September, I got the "Couldn't find _DS_MENU.DAT" error screen. When I plugged the micro sdhc (16GB) into my computer, there was not a file to be found. None of the roms, folders, ui files, nothing. But my computer claimed that there was still files inside and my micro sd card was almost full. I formatted it to MS-DOS (FAT) (I use a mac), re-downloaded the firmware V2.13 from the ace3ds website and got the majority of the roms I had downloaded and were already on there back into the sdhc.

At present, some games play like they used to before. But some don't work at all and prompt me with blank, white screens on the top and bottom. Some of these roms that gave me a white screen were Peggle Dual Shot, KORG-Synthesizer, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. I tried turning off soft reset but that did not fix the problem for these roms.

I ordered a r4 gold not too long ago in hopes of getting a better turnout. However, I'd still like to keep this flashcard as a potential backup just in case. All help is appreciated!
 
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I got myself one of those 208in1 flashcards. From what I played on my o3DS XL, all of the games worked and played perfectly. I removed some shovel-ware games from time to time and added some, and those worked just fine too.

Fast forward into September, I got the "Couldn't find _DS_MENU.DAT" error screen. When I plugged the micro sdhc (16GB) into my computer, there was not a file to be found. None of the roms, folders, ui files, nothing. But my computer claimed that there was still files inside and my micro sd card was almost full. I formatted it to MS-DOS (FAT) (I use a mac), re-downloaded the firmware V2.13 from the ace3ds website and got the majority of the roms I had downloaded and were already on there back into the sdhc.

At present, some games play like they used to before. But some don't work at all and prompt me a blank, white screens on the top and bottom. Some of these roms that gave me a white screen were Peggle Dual Shot, KORG-Synthesizer, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. I tried turning off soft reset but that did not fix the problem for none of these roms.

I ordered a r4 gold not too long ago in hopes of getting a better turnout. However, I'd still like to keep this flashcard as a potential backup just in case. All help is appreciated!
FE: SD works fine here on my ace3ds
 

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Probably a bad MicroSD card.. Most cards that come with these flashcards are no good!

Btw, why not just softmod your 3DS and boot games from the SD?
 

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Probably a bad MicroSD card.. Most cards that come with these flashcards are no good!

Btw, why not just softmod your 3DS and boot games from the SD?
Well, I wanted to save as much space on my 3DS for other games and such. I have Twilight Menu just in case the flashcard can't run fan-translation roms. I'm especially not a huge fan of the save files nested between my cfw files. I just like the idea of a flashcard holding my ds roms and saves.

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The ones that come with them r unbranded udder shit quality cards get a better brand as I'm using a 16GB PNY
Yeah, I thought so. Thanks for the advice, I'll take a look at some soon.
 

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Hmm well, to each his own, I guess!
Yeah, I know it's a little strange. I do like physical copies more than digital ones if I had to choose. Flashcards are a way for me to get a bit of the actual ds experience I suppose...even if I'm just playing ripped copies lol.
 
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Yeah, I know it's a little strange. I do like physical copies more than digital ones if I had to choose. Flashcards are a way for me to get a bit of the actual ds experience I suppose...even if I'm just playing ripped copies lol.
Heheh yeah I get you!
And I agree - I like physical copies alot more than roms myself.. But sometimes I just gotta lean towards whats most practical, you know? I got everything I need on my 3DS SD card. And I got everything I need on my DSi flashcard. So each console has its own function! And I found out that, infact, most of my fav homebrew software (Animanatee, NitroTracker) dont run on 3DS using TwilightMenu++... So having a 3DS for playing DS games and homebrew is perfect for me! Oh, and dont forget my GBA card.. There is so much cool GBA homebrew!! lol

Anyways, let me know if this issue is solved when using a proper microSD card with your Ace3DS. If now, maybe there is some kind of hardware problem with the card itself..?
 
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