Did I just kill my DS?

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  1. longname
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    longname Newbie

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    Well, I tried to flash my DS (without it being plugged in). I tried to do the flashing trick with a paper clip, but it shut off almost immediately. Now it won't even turn on, or charge. I think I might need a new battery, but is there a way to see if I need one or is there some way around calling up Nintendo to get a new one? I really hope, if anything, it's only the battery and not the whole DS.
     
  2. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You didn't seem to get far in at all...pretty sure you're screwed.
     
  3. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Um. From the sounds of things I don't think it's the battery. Does the power LED go on when you pull the power switch?
     
  4. Nero

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    Hmmm.. Sounds like your DS is bricked...

    Sending it to Nintendo? What excuse are you gonna use for a bricked DS? [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Do you know if any of the emergency recovery code got written? Even if 1-3% of the flashing process got completed, there's a chance you can be saved.

    I'd suggest, rather than sending it to Nintendo, sending it to this SCdev member who will use the BIOS swap method to recover your firmware, and then flash it himself if you want him to. It'll cost a bit of money, but it would probably be a good idea.

    http://www.scdev.org/forum/index.php?topic=2648.0 has the information about it.
     
  6. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    why were you flashing your ds ???
     
  7. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    I'm sure you tried taking the battery out and putting it back in already (which saved my friends semi-bricked DS once), so it's probably bricked.

    Pretty sad.
     
  8. striding

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    tut tut indeed
     
  9. slayerspud

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    No offence, but you should have done your research.
    Try the recovery mode trick, or do the bios chip swap.
     
  10. MadBob

    MadBob Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

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    Just to make you feel even worse, I flashed mine successfully a few weeks ago [​IMG] I lost contact with the tool I was shorting it with several times during the flashing process. If yours won't even turn on it could be one of the newer DS Lites that are bricked if you don't do it correctly first time.

    The fuse blows and now so does your DS.
     
  11. arctic_flame

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    What Flash cart do you have?

    What veresion of Flashme Were you using?

    If you take all cards out of your DS, and Hold Start+Select while turning on your DS, does the power light blink?
     
  12. longname
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    longname Newbie

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    Well, thanks for the advice, everyone.

    Looking at it now, it's pretty much completely bricked. I suppose I could try to send it to the guy that DanTheMan mentioned. It seems like it's be a blown fuse with all of these symptoms. I'm just angry that I did this and screwed up so badly. Anyway, thanks a lot guys.

    To clarify I was using an R4 with the latest version of FlashMe. It doesn't respond at all to anything I do, except when plugging my DS into its charger, I can turn it on for a fraction of a second. But, anyway, I should have done my research, now I know better. At least used DS's aren't too horribly expensive, if worst comes to worst [​IMG]
     
  13. azotyp

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    yes you killed ds, now it is a brick [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. betaboy

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    Sorry, I don't want to rub it in, but why were you trying to flash your DS? What advantage does a flashed DS have over a unflashed one?
     
  15. kreatosoupa

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    Why would you want to flash it if you have an R4? I thought flashing was a thing of the past... Oh well, R.I.P. [​IMG]
     
  16. longname
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    (Ironically I was trying to flash it so I wouldn't end up bricking it)
     
  17. NonStopInTheMix

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    sorry but i have no idea what kinda research you did but the R4 does not in any way have the slightest chance of bricking your ds.. nor is there a super ds trojan virus that will do it...

    i still have no idea why you were flashing it.. i flashed mine about 2 months ago, only because i still had a old-school supercard lite to use with a new ice blue ds i bought from japan >
     
  18. TheStump

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    flashing a DS means you won't have problems with download play. If both DS's are flashed download play WILL work.

    I'm pretty sure there is some sort of recovery code but from what you've said it looks like the DS has no-chance.

    What happened exaclty? you tried to flash a DS lite and made contact with the metal that shuts the DS down?
    To be honest man bad luck, but seriously there has been one bricker file made about 2 years ago.
     
  19. bobrules

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    R4 has perfect download play though. The protection against brickers is the only good thing. If only there's a pandora battery for the DS.
     
  20. 4saken

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    The only solution to a bricked DS is to swap BIOS and reflash firmware, and this can't be done if something else has broken too.

    Brickers are hardly an issue anymore; I don't think there has been a case reported for a long time.