Bricked!!!

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Mar 5, 2010

Bricked!!! by pm_41 at 12:08 AM (2,756 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. pm_41
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    For about the past 9 months, I've waited until an opportunity to rise for me to unbrick my DS lite. It shut off when Flashme was only at 1%. I can run normal NDS games through Slot 1 with video problems on the top screen, but no flash carts. I got the opprotunity when my friend got an R4 card. (I was using my old Games n Music card when I tried to flash.) After reading and googling a bit, I've tried the steps here: http://www.allaboutgames.co.uk/blogs/2007/...s-or-m3-simply/ to no luck.

    A quick response would be appreciated, as I have to return the R4 tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  2. FIX94

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    Try to start your DS with Select+Start button pressed down VERY short with your flashcard inserted!
     
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    How do you brick a NDS?

    I'm serious. I have never heard of bricking a NDS.
     
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    It's possible, but it doesn't happen often.
    @OP: How'd you brick it?
     
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    It just shut off at 1% while I was shorting the SL1 contact. And my friend let me keep the R4 chip until Monday.
     
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    To unbrick it you need a Slot 2 cart I think. Anyways try turning it on with your R4 inserted and hold Select and Start. If it works try flashing the DS again.
     
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    It hasn't worked. I can't even get it to boot to the R4 menu.

    I have heard that there is a way to bypass the menu and boot directly to the flashme.nds file, though. How would I do that?
     
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    hmmm... lets try the hotswap method!!!

    what we need?

    - a working Nintendo DS Lite (same country version of your DS Lite)
    - A triwing Screw

    How to do it?

    - Unscrew the lower case of the both consoles
    - You will see the "WiFi" Module Chip... if im not mistaken... the BIOS is also stored on that module.. so go get that "Working Module"
    - Go to youre Bricked DS and replace the non-working "WiFi" module chip and place the working "WiFi" module Chip there.
    - Once you place it. turn on your DS, and it should boot properly.
    - Now Boot the PassME software. Once you got inside the PassME software. Swap the "WiFi" Module chip the bricked one.
    - Press the Combination Keys
    - begin Dumping..
    - After that your bricked DS is working again.

    Note: This might need a 2 manpower to do the work.. but its worth it.
     
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    I have neither of those at my disposal. [​IMG]
     
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    Was it newest flashme? Because I think that has the emergency boot what needs start select - For slot 1 devices - that was added in.

    Only thing you need it also flashcart combatible to run a flashme - and not to have a conflict with (like having a special boot to happen by select etc. LIKE CYCLO FIRST HARDWARE) - and you should be Able to maybe do it... it boots games as you said..? What I said should work...

    if not - The list said on top works... I've done it... it was fantastic.
     
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    I can boot games through SLOT-1 with video problems on the top screen (horizontal lines). Nothing works from SLOT-2. All I have at my disposal is an R4DS and a Games n Music.
     
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    Soo... Take a flashme installer file from that site http://home.comcast.net/~olimar/flashme/
    Press the start and select, slot 2 empty, and R4 or Games n music on slot 1 with the flashme installer - it should try to force boot the cart and you could maybe try the flashme again...

    and this time have better tool >.>
     
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    and people laughed at me when i told them it was possible to brick a DS >_>
     
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    Impossible to software-ly brick a NDSL
    But yes. Quite possible to brick a NDS
     
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    not beyond repair though [​IMG]
    you can re-flash the ds too it's just far more troublesome then recovering a lite..
    it involves some soldering and a serial port on your pc
     
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    I remember the hentai bricker being universal but...

    Oh also, we still talking about flashme that was stopped too early by accident...
     

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