Clearing the EEPROM of a genuine cart

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by cyklo, May 9, 2007.

  1. cyklo
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    cyklo Member

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    I just bought a broken version of the DS Browser off ebay for the RAM pack, but I'm wondering if the browser itself can be repaired to work again. Basically, the previous owner set a password and promptly forgot it, and there's no recovery option.

    I presume the password is simply stored in the normal EEPROM, so is there any kind of homebrew/app I can use to forcibly format/zero the memory of the cart and put it back to factory settings?
     
  2. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

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    Well if you want to open it up you can use a UV light to wipe since its EEPROM.
     
  3. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    If its the save memory on the card itself then you should be able to replace it with another save file, if you have a flash cart you should be able to make a new save and copy it across using REIN.
     
  4. fli_guy84

    fli_guy84 GBAtemp Fan

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    Using Cory's etool, there's an option to 'Format EEPROM'. I wonder if that will do the trick.
     
  5. -EX-

    -EX- Racer

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    Yes, that's too easy. Just write a blank save file to it with REIN or other similar tool.
     
  6. cyklo
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    cyklo Member

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    It did! Perfect, thank you very much for your help. I had given Nintendo a ring and they said they'd do it for free but with a 4 week turnaround. This has just saved me a whole heap of time.
     
  7. fli_guy84

    fli_guy84 GBAtemp Fan

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    Glad that it works.
     
  8. shinji257

    shinji257 61396C68206D61737465722072616365 :3

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    I'm surprised that nintendo would of done that or at least i thought that there would of been a charge. None the less I'm glad that it worked for you. [​IMG]
     
  9. Xeijin

    Xeijin GBAtemp Fan

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    Seems like you got an eBay bargain m8 [​IMG]
     
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