Botched G6 flash install, still saveable?

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  1. jonny_eh
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    I attempted to flash my DSL using a G6 lite, which is apparently REALLY stupid. There weren't any warnings against this on the dspassme.com site.

    Anyways, I shorted during the install! Doh. I believe it was at the 1% point !!

    Now I know that the G6 does not support recovery mode, my question is: Is it worth buying another flash cart just to run recovery mode (and then resell it)? Or is the fact that it failed ~1% mean that it can't be resurrected, and I should get a new DSL?

    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
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    It is recoverable, but not with the G6. It is generally accepted that the touch screen ability is causing it. Try booting with A+B+Select+Start with only the G6 in (nothing in DS slot). If you see the G6 menu, then it is recoverable, but with another device.
     
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    wtf? it doesnt matter what card you use! i flashed with my g6, no problem. why cant you recover?
     
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    When I turn on my DSL, I get nothing. I tried starting it while holding A+B+START+SELECT, and A+B+X+Y+START+SELECT, but it doesn't work. And yes, I removed my passcard from the DS slot.

    I'm guessing now the the flashme recovery mode won't work on my dsl, no matter which flashcart I use.

    Can it be saved using a bios hotswap? If so, where are there instructions on how to do it?

    Thanks!
     
  5. outphase

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    The G6 will freeze when trying to load via recovery mode. Try it out, hold A+B+Select+Start to see it freeze at Data Processing.
     
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    I'm not even fortunate enough to get to that point [​IMG]
    What are my options? I keep hearing about hot swapping? How is this done?
     
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    hot swapping is booting up a workin flashed DS, then before you press XBXB, you switch the working BIOS chip with the messed up one.
     
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    I guess hot swapping isn't very feasible. Do you think I could get away with exchanging my system with Nintendo, since I have a cracked hinge?
     
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    you're better off trying to exchange at the store you bought it from.
     
  10. WishCow

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    Isn't the older firmwares of the G6 are compatible with the recovery mode?
    Or I just misread it somewhere?
     
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    you misread, the g6 has problems starting up in recovery mode because of the way it's own loader implementation. (AKA while flushing the sram).
     
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    Oh thanks for clearing that up.

    I ordered 3 G6s a week ago with a passcard, planning to flash 3 DSes, and now I find out that if I screw the flashing I'm done for. (except for the hotswapping)
     
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    I've never mis-shorted the sl1 and I've always just used a insulated paper clip bent to a u-shape, just watch where you're sticking the shorting device in and you should be ok with steady hands. But if you are fearful I suggest you have a supercard or a m3 handy.
     
  14. outphase

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    the foil + toothpick tool I used managed to turn the DS off while flashing. Using a small wire works very well.
     
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    People keep mentioning this hot swapping. Are there any instructions online? I've searched, but have not found anything.

    How is it done? When I buy my replacement DS, it'd be nice to fix my broken one and resell it.
     
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    It was posted on scdev.org first, but I think one gbatemp member made a whole page for it with details and pictures, I'm sure you can find a link here on the forums if you search for bios swap.
     
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