Cyclo DS not reading formatted microSD cards.

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  1. orcishlad
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    I just recieved my Cyclo DS in the mail today and I'm having trouble getting it to read my two microsd cards. Everytime I load the Cyclo DS, it says that the MicroSD card isn't in FAT16/FAT32 format. I've formatted both of them a few times and I've even used the Panasonic SD Formatter but my Cyclo is still saying they're not in FAT16/FAT32 format. What's the deal?

    (The two microSD cards are a 2GB AData and a 4GB Sandisk Class 2)
     
  2. omgpwn666

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    Is your card FAT16/FAT32? You never said if it was,you just said you reformatted.
     
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    Yes. Both are FAT32.
     
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    orcishlad Newbie

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    I tried another card a few minutes ago, a 2GB SanDisk formatted to FAT32. No dice. Might I have a defective Cyclo?
     
  5. flameiguana

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    Try putting a firmware update file in there. Does it load?
     
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    I put the latest firmware update on all of the cards, and the Cyclo still won't load. It says the cards need to be in either FAT16/FAT32 format. (Which they all are.)
     
  7. flameiguana

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    Definitely a defective card. I usually get that error when my microSD is dirty or not inserted properly, which means that the contacts aren't meeting correctly. This sucks, hope you get your replacement.
     
  8. DeMoN

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    Try holding Down+B after turning on your DS and see what happens.
     
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    Yeah, I looked around and tried this. If I have one of my MicroSD cards inserted it just takes me to a black screen, if they aren't inserted I can successfully get to the recovery console. (Which is useless as I can't load an update without an SD card inserted. [​IMG] )

    I'm just going to assume that I got a faulty Cyclo. Thanks for your help, everyone.