DS Fire link !Help!

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Aug 21, 2007

DS Fire link !Help! by dazdabombda@hotm at 12:51 AM (6,281 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. dazdabombda@hotm
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    I recently bought the 8g fire card from eBay and I'm having problems with it and was wondering if anybody could help because when I plug the USB cable into the GBA disk and the computer nothing comes up like installation wizards and there is also nothing in my computer as a removable storage so when I go to add new hardware its come up as a fire link cable is this correct and if so why isn't it working?

    Also I've turned on the DS on with the GBA disk and DS Disk in place and connected to the computer as well as pressed L+R+D+A+B, nothing that makes sense comes up there are stars on the top screen with STABLE 2.50 in the top right and on the bottom screen bottom left says DS FIRE LINK with a bear and top left says [0/0]

    I know that might not make sense but the person I bought it off gave me no instruction of how to use the thing [​IMG] I also read a previous topic similar to this but the problem mustn't of been the same as their solutions didn't work for me Thanks in advance
     
  2. KINGOFNOOBS

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    Try pressing L + R + A + B + UP, again. Then get the update program for 2.53 (Search this forum and try that)
     
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    Yeah I've downloaded that and run it as safe mode but how am I supposed to move the files over onto the card if the computer isn't recognizing it as a removable disk?
     
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    What's your system ? If it's Win98, give up... And another thing... You must connect the cable to PC USB port, you cannot use a usb extension cable with the firelinke usb cable...
     
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    I'm using XP and I have plugged the cable into an empty usb port but still nothing any ideas?
     
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    It's strange, because, to update with new firmware, your PC must recognize the firelink through USB. It's the same process to recognize it as a normal drive to transfer files. Maybe the usb cable is damaged. Can you test it with another cable in another PC ?
     
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    I've just tried different cables on this computer as well as on another computer and still nothing [​IMG] has anyone else had this kind of problem =/
     
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    This is what you do.

    1.) Press L + R + A +B + UP
    2.) Download the 2.53 Update
    3.) Run the program
    4.) Update your firmware
    5.) Press L + R + A + B + DOWN
    6.) It should work.
     
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    I downloaded N-Card Firmware 1.45 and Xmenu 2.53 (internal test version), and extracted the files then double clicked NAND_ALL and after doing that command prompt came up saying


    C:\Documents and Settings\Darryl\My Documents\update\nand_stable_25>USBNDS.exe u
    disk.nds 2 1
    NAND FLASH WRITER USB TEST V1.5 UP FIRELINE
    init usbdll
    init usb writer
    nand_init error!

    I don't really know what that means but it doesn't appear to of fixed my problem and the word error doesn't look too promising either =/
     
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    It means that it has not installed anything, because your firelink was not available through USB.
     
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    what do you think is the problem then the wire, gba disk or the ds itself? I would check on another ds but my sister broke hers =/
     
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    Testing the firelink in another DS is a good option, because in this case we know that cable usb an pc usb plug are fine. You need to know if the problem is in your DS slot2 or in the firelink...
     
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    some pc's cant use the software at all, what you do is hit usb mode and use MK5 firmware on your flashcard.
     
  14. 1337rice

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    what he suggested ALMOST works

    1.) Download the v 1.45 firmware
    2.) put JUST the ds fire 1.45.nds file into the card
    3.) turn off ds, turn it back on
    4.) on the game list, select the 1.45 thing..watch it update by pressing A
    5.) after update, do what it says..which should say RESTART DS or something that has to do with RESTART
    6.) press L+R+A+B+DOWN and the thing would do a quick scan on the card and will do the formatting
    7.) after it finishes, restart DS, plug it into PC
    8.) drag the xmenu.dat file into the card (WHICH SHOULD BE BLANK)
    9.) restart your DS again and your patch should work

    **note that backup your moonshell and other crap that was in it before doing step 2**

    i have the same card too which i got just now...and believe me..this card FU*KING SUCKS...it doesnt let you save your game progress >_< (can anyone help me fix that issue?)
    i shouldve gotten M3...
     
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    aah that qute little polarbear [​IMG] i remember that
    but i updated my fire link to n-card long ago
    i miss that bear is there any way to get in on a n-card?
     
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    What like all the rest of the flash carts there is no real time saves? The m3 can do cheats and has slightly better download play compatibility, but requires arm7 patches as the firmware needs to be updated. What actually sucks about ncard clones? cheap and 100% compatibility with games?
     

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