does wood R4 works with the original DS?

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  1. Gitaroo
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    I put wood R4 for my original R4 card, shows up on DS lite but my original DS says no cart is inserted
     
  2. Evo.lve

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    1. Yes
    2. Uh-huh that's normal
    3. wtf.
     
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    4. what?
     
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    I do apologise - my post wasn't completely comprehensible.

    1. Yes, Wood works with the Phat
    2. That is normal, it should work with the DSL
    3. Wtf, that's not normal.
     
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    what version of wood should I use? I use 1.23 for DSL, is there a different version of wood for the phat?
     
  6. Nathan Drake

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    Blow into the slot 1 of the DS Phat with compressed air or a very dry breath. Also gently blow onto the contacts of the R4 card. Whenever I had this problem with my Phat, that was the solution.

    If it's an Original R4, it won't be a contacts issue. Ever. The cart fits so snugly into the DS Phat, it's a little unnerving.
     
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    Wood doesn't determine if it can be detected or not.
     
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    ahh, that does the trick, thanks
     
  9. twiztidsinz

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    Not true.
    Eventually the contacts wear a little bit and adding a slip of paper helps.
    While WAIO was still being made, I used my R4 almost exclusively because I liked having Moonshell boot ROMs through the Wood loader, but I'd have trouble getting the card to be detected after putting it in. After slipping a piece of paper under the PCB it's worked flawlessly.
     
  10. Nathan Drake

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    I never had that issue with my DS Phat and I've been using my Original R4 (or at least 1:1) for well over a year now. Every time I had a detection issue a simple hard breath into slot 1 and a nice hard breath on the contacts of the cart fixed it right up. Of course, it only happened twice. Everybody's cart works differently though, so I guess it could happen.
     
  11. twiztidsinz

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    I've had my real R4 for 3 years now.
     
  12. mechadylan

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    You may want to invest in a new R4, or contact cleaner; but I suspect that a replacement R4 might actually be a cheaper solution. The only problem that I ever had with my Original R4 and DS Phat combo is the spring loaded msd slot.
     
  13. twiztidsinz

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    Why? My R4 works fine (slip of paper under the contacts) and I have my AceKard2i.