Hacking Action Replay DS Media Edition Troubles.

mrsmith76

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I just got the Action Replay DS Media edition for its media and homebrew support, however, when I power on my DS with the AR, I only get the AR code engine, it doesn't start up saying its the media edition and displays the 3 options (media player, action replay and datamax).

Note: I haven't done any firmware updates, it started in the AR code engine, out of the box.

I'm not sure if there is a trick to it, or there is something wrong with it.

It says the firmware 1.60, I tried a update through Action Replay Code Manager, but it download the firmware.bin and doesn't seem to flash the cart. I think 1.60 is the latest.

Could it be the incorrect firmware from another AR on it? anyone ever had this problem?
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hi there, i am having the exact same problem--- it's like the firmware for the regular action replay was loaded for the action replay media edition!!!
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have you had any luck troubleshooting???

i'll let you know if i find out anything, going to contact datel...
 

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hi mommabird,

I just seen your reply, I had no luck on this, and so I did a exchange for another AR Media Edition and guess what? It does the same thing!

I tried contacting Datel, but they just say it's a bad cart. I finally gave up and got the supercard one to play the homebrew games and apps.

I am thinking Datel is loading the wrong firmware on these and not admitting their mistake.

Let me know if you find out anything more.

Thanks!
 

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here was the official datel reply via trouble ticket:

Re: Ticket 1012233, Responded
A new message has been added to the service request #1012233.
Unfortunately, it sounds like the product is malfunctioning. In this case, we recommend consulting the store from which the product was purchased regarding an exchange

i strongly believe there are bad batches of ar media edition carts floating out there and it isn't just an isolated case--- a friend of mine bought an ar media edition from the same seller as i did [amazon reseller] and hers was bad, too!!!
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before i could ask for a refund, the amazon seller sent me a replacment which i am 90% sure will have the same problem *groans*
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the only person who received one in working order was another friend who ordered directly from datel!!!

i'll let you know whether the replacement cart works!!!
 

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I feel your pain on this, I went through the same thing you did a few months ago, I can tell you when I put in a ticket with datel as the seller told me, I got the same reply back from them.

I also got mine from someone on amazon, which I regret, that is what I get for trying to save money! I wonder if its the same seller. I only had the option to exchange, and the seller send me another bad cart.
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Hopefully you have better luck!
 

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