Bricked Nintendo DS original

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  1. Cboy343
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    I have bricked my Nintendo DS system (original/phat/fat) with flashme. The flashing only got to 2% and then got powered off. I used a DSTT cartridge for the flashing. I cannot replace the BIOS because, unlike the DS Lite, the BIOS is permanently attached to the circuit board. Interestingly, I can run normal DS cartridges by holding Start and Select, but when I do this with the DSTT cartridge, it gets stuck on the loading screen. I have tested the same cartridge on another DS, and it works normally.
     
  2. mercluke

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    if you have one handy i'd try booting from a slot 2 flashcard with SELECT held at boot...
     
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    Unfortunately, I do not have a slot 2 flashcard. Is there any you could recommend that could work for my situation. I would really appreciate it if you could.
     
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    ez-flash IV should do the trick if you can obtain one else possibly try this
     
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    I'll get back to you after I try the link you have provided. Thank you in advance and thank you for your time.
     
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    If you can run games then there's still hope. ;)
     
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    I tried what you have suggested, but unfortunately, it didn't work. I believe this is because it was made for r4 cartridges.
    I will look into buying an ez-flash IV, thank you for your suggestion.
     
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    If I have to buy a new flashcart to fix my DS, should I opt for a slot 1 device or slot 2 device? Also, do you think r4 Revolution would work?
     
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    Bump
     
  10. Foxi4

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    Bumping won't help - you've already received an answer for your question. Your safest bet (to my knowledge) would be a SLOT-2 device.
     
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    I vaguely remember getting recovery mode to work on an original R4 (2nd edition, with no CD or spring-ejected microSD) by somehow replacing _DS_MENU with a ROM...
     
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