Ds can't find the r4 card

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by jgu1994, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    I've been having this problem for awhile now. Whenever I remove my micro sd and put it back in, the ds won't read the r4. Normally the after the warning sign goes, the r4 auto boots up to the menu. However, even though my r4 is in securly and the msd is in it too, it will have the touch the screen to continue thing at the bottom. I've tried putting the paper behind the r4, but that was only a temporary solution and once I took the msd out, it wouldn't work again. I'm pretty sure it's a connection error and nothing wrong with my ds because I've tried it with a normal cart, and everything worked fine. Any solutions?

  2. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 18, 2006
    when you remove the MicroSD, you physically move the R4 inside the slot, disconnecting contacts. Remove the R4 before removing the MicroSD card and put it in after putting in the MicroSD card.
  3. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 25, 2007
    One of my kid's DS Phat is the same. It plays his original DS game carts and Superkey (for his SC slot2) without any problems, but when I tried to upgrade to an R4 cart (this was about 1 year ago - don't shoot me about the R4), it wouldn't work. Exact same problem as yours. Putting paper behing cart made no difference.

    I have always presumed that his console is nearing it's expiration date. I'd also be interested if anyone else has any words of advice about your issue.
  4. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

    Feb 7, 2008
    The World of Illusion
    Try to blow air with your mouth inside the slot and at your R4's contacts, becareful not to blow water along with air.

    It seems absurd, but somehow it works perfectly and my R4 never fails me once I do it.