Defective Cyclo DS

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Alcarajo, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Alcarajo
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    I got a Cyclo DS less than a week ago. It worked fine at first, but now everytime i try to play a game my DS Turns off Randomly. I tried to play my original DS games and they worked fine, so i think that the problem is the Cyclo DS. Anybody else has this problem? Like i said, the game doesn't freeze, the DS turns OFF.
     
  2. tinymonkeyt

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    erm, you can try getting a refund or exchange at the store you bought it from
    i dont often hear about defective cyclos, so yeah, i wouldnt know whats wrong with it
    try posting on the official cyclo ds forums and maybe you can get some help there
     
  3. Alcarajo
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    Thanks, that's what i might do, but i wanted to post this just in case there was a solution. I wanted to post this on the official cyclo ds forums, but registrations are closed.
     
  4. tinymonkeyt

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    i think i might have registered
    ill go check
    ill post your problem if i am and you can still read the forum if youre not registered right?

    EDIT:hmm seems like i havent registered :/
    there are some people here that i know for sure are registered though
    im sure theyd be more than willing to help you out
     
  5. Ferrariman

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    I have a registration. How may I help?
     
  6. tinymonkeyt

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    post his problem up there ^ first post on the forums
    he can go check and see if anyone else had the same problems as he did
     
  7. Alcarajo
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    In just wanted to know if anybody else is having the same problem i'm having. Every time i start to play a game on my cyclo ds, the ds turns off. Now the problem is getting worse, i can't even play for 2 minutes and it turns off. I also wanted to know if i could do anything, if not then i have to return it.
     
  8. Alcarajo
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    Yeah, if anybody can post my problem there it would be very appreciated. I heard about the cyclo crashing or freezing the DS, but Turning it off?? Unless that's called crashing too. I'm pretty damn upset, i sold my R4 that was working almost perfect for more than a year, and i buy the cyclo and this happens.
     
  9. azniceman

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    I have the same problem and posted it up here back in August. I can play slow RPG games, but the minute I play games like fast games like Contra 4, Castlevania series, it would turn off, like it does when you run out of battery. I bought it from consolesource.com and they're hella shady. I noticed when I got the Cyclods the reciept said I bought it a year ago. There response to it was nothing not even an email. I finally got a hold of Team CycloDs after my first attempt in August, last week. Hearing that they will take care of it. But the answer is no, we no longer do that. I have tried everything with different sd cards. I believe it is hell of defective. So yeah I have the same problem.
     
  10. DeMoN

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    Since you bought from a unreliable source (not even gonna berate you for it), they might have given you an old model. Do the "paper trick," where you tape a piece of paper on top of the CycloDS sticker so it makes the flash card fatter than usual. This will help the pins make contact with the DS better.
     
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    Thanks Demon imma try that. At least you tried. The rest of the forums that I have posted on just went blank, after I trying different microsd cards. lol the old trick in the book to me is, buy another one from them but make sure I ship the old one back and get a refund. They deserve it.
     
  12. azniceman

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    Heres the update.
    Omg it worked!!! Not to sure yet but I made it thru the first stage of Contra 4. Ususally it dies at the halfwat point. I seen it die the first time but turned itself back on. Usually it dies. So I pushed it harder inside the slot. Knowing by now it will be stuck in there permanently. I left extra paper hanging out so I have something to pull on, but it might rip.
    But not to sure yet is the only thing. Witnessing it die the first time is bad. Im at work right now so I can't give it, its full time test.
    How did you know that, that might be the problem?
     
  13. Priss

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    Adding things that shouldn't go inside slot-1?
    No comments...

    Get a card from sponsored sites by TC in the future...
     
  14. azniceman

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    I thought about that, but the site is on this sites homepage, and tc's website. under recommended. Their just crooks.
    Contra 4 is comfirmed to be running.but with you hold down all the buttons to get to the in game menu that the cyclods use to have, to access the quick save, the screen just turns white???
    Hope all this is helping the original poster.
     
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    Turns white when you access the menu or after you hit save?
    If it's after you hit save, then you MicroSD die on you when performing this task.
    Happens once in a while and will keep doing it if it has a hard time with the game itself. [​IMG]
     
  16. DeMoN

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    Make sure you have the latest firmware (1.41).

    Otherwise, any trouble loading the in-game menu is actually due to MicroSD issues. You may want to try reformatting your MicroSD with a program (not the Windows built-in formatter), this solves the issue for many people.

    And how long did you wait for the in-game menu? Does it turn white indefinitely? You should try waiting at least 30 seconds for it to appear. If it's very slow but not frozen, then reformatting usually helps. If it freezes completely then I'm not sure if reformatting will help but try it anyways.
     
  17. azniceman

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    It does it right when you hit all the buttons to get to the menu. I wait for more then 10 minutes to experiment. I will go to reformat the microsd to see what happens. Thanks
     
  18. azniceman

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    I reformatted it and it worked. Thanks DeMon
     
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    I don't EVER hear about defective Cyclos-which is why i just ordered mine.
    [​IMG]
    EDIT: whoops wrong year not meaning to spam
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    Well, they do exist, but are quite rare [​IMG]

    Don't worry too much about the bump [​IMG]