Bricked DSTWO?

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by Theblackmage, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Theblackmage
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    I just bought a DSTWO. I installed EOS to the mSD and added a rom. The card loaded fine, and then the rom loaded.

    After playing around with it, I wanted to add my .sav, so I pressed the HOME button on my 3DS (not wanting to try ejecting the mSD while it was in use). It sat at the black screen for way longer than I'm used to, so I hard reset the 3DS. Afterward, I could not even boot up to EOS. On the 3DS home screen, it shows ALEX RIDER, but when I select it, it just shows 2 black screens, with no error.

    I tried reformatting the mSD, as well as reseating both the mSD and DSTWO. Also, it will not boot in another 3DS, and I don't have access to a DS/Lite/DSi. Also, I tried the firmware update, just to be sure, and still nothing on either screen. Is this a dead cart, or am I doing something wrong? Or is this likely something that needs an older DS model to fix?
     
  2. Technicmaster0

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    Try to clean the contacts of the DSTWO and maybe the MicroSD card.
     
  3. Theblackmage
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    Well, I cleaned both for good measure, no luck. Unfortunately, while trying another mSD in the DSTWO, in case it was a bad card, the DSTWO started acting up even more. Any time that I am at the home menu of the 3DS while the DSTWO is in (this includes closing a game, hitting the home button, and powering the system), the 3DS freezes. I'm trying to borrow a friend's original DS to try it there, but I strongly suspect that, if it wasn't dead before, it is now. :(

    In case it mattered, the second mSD that I tried wasn't a fresh reformat, but was used for my music player (it had a bunch of music, etc already on it when I added EOS). Was this a bad idea?
     
  4. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Normally the card should work fine without beeing formatted.
     
  5. Theblackmage
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    Well that's good to know. I did manage to try on a friend's DS, and all it did when I inserted the DSTWO was dim the backlight for a second then return to the "WARNING - HEALTH AND SAFETY" screen. Is it safe to assume that the card is 100% dead, or is it likely a firmware issue that could be fixed with the recovery program (that requires a second, working flashcard) mentioned in this post: http://www.ds-scene.net/?s=viewtopic&id=4166