Does using flash carts have an impact on ds systems

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by googs, May 5, 2010.

  1. googs
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    well...im having a little trouble and i just wanted to know if using flash softwares and carts messes up your ds systems...cause ive been using my m3i0 for a while know and my dsi wont even detect it in the card slot...ive tried everything....replacing the memory card and i had my dsi checked and it was in good condition except for the l and r buttons... but my bro says its my m3...any advice?
     
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    Probably the m3. If a normal game works perfectly its your flashcard. If not your slot 1 is messed up.
     
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    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    Did you attempt using the paper trick? From what I know, the only way to brick the DS/DSi hardware would be to put on one of those wondrous bricking homebrew (there are like two I think) and other extreme mishaps. I doubt that just using a flashcart would do anything bad to the DS/DSi.
     
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    i tried the paper and wood trick...both dont work...
    and i tried a normal game and it worked but when i put my m3 in my bros dsi...it works perfectly
     
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    You probably need to update your DSi system to 1.4 or something. I'm not quite sure what is wrong.
     
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    agree.. is your DSi using 1.4 firmware?
    if thats the case try flash your m3i0
     
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    my dsi firmware is 1.4 and but i think the problem is that it doesnt fastn in as it shoud... any ideas beside paper trick or wood?
     
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    You could try cleaning the contacts of both the card and the slot. Compressed air could do wonders for the slot and if nothing else, use alcohol (close to 100% if possible, meant for cleaning) to clean the contacts. You could possibly blow into the DS slot but that might not do anything useful.


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    i tried that. i used 96% alcohol based cleaner but it wont work...are there any more tricks about fastning your flash cart?
     
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Wait, Wood trick? what is this wood trick? [​IMG]

    maybe when you re-flashed your M3 it failed? try to re-flash it.
     
  11. The Pi

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    my friend with some shitty r4 clone uses a really thin bit of wood instead of paper

    smart but stupid at the same time
     
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    umm...i fixed it...i put a tiny pice of tape where the chip is popping out from and it worked!...by the way the wood trick is when you stuff a a very thin piece of wood in with the cart....ps: dont do what i did....my m3 gets jammed when i try to take in out.... but what you should do is put tight tape on it for a few days without playing and peel it off slowly later
     
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    You can try a clarinet reed [​IMG]

    Just saying..

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    Tell your friend that Wood R4 doesn't work with clones [​IMG] . But seriously... wood? I can barely fit a piece of regular looseleaf in my slot along with a cart without it getting jammed, how the hell can you possibly put in a piece of wood???

    Using flash carts can only mess up a DS as badly as any regular cart would, unless you have a really poorly made flashcart that bends your slot-1 contacts. I guess with flash carts you run the risk of running a DS-bricker program disguised as a rom, but NDSTokyoTrim (great rom trimmer) checks roms for that anyways.

    Anyways, it's 100% certain that the only reason why the m3 would work for your brother and not for you is because of your slot1 contacts. They're probably slighttllyy bent in a way that they are missing the m3's contacts by a little. If you ever have the problem again I guess you could just keep wiggling the m3 till it recognizes it then tape it down.