DS freezes 95% of the time on startup with AKRPG

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  1. duelle
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    95% of the time my DS will freeze on boot at the health and safety screen when I have my new Acekard RPG in it. It seems to me that the metal casing for the microSD is sticking out a little bit and might be throwing the contacts off. I don't think there's anything wrong with the card itself since I can transfer files and the UI works fine (when I can get to it), but games freeze when I try to play them. Metal Slug 7, for example, freezes after taking several steps forward on level 1. Has anyone else had a similar problem and fixed it or should I start looking for a new card?
     
  2. Licardo7

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    how long did you have it and where did you order your RPG. It's because some places replace them if they are malfunctioning.

    edit: sorry
     
  3. thk

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    I'm reading AKRPG...

    The card may be defective. Is it occurring only with microSDs or with the NAND too ?
     
  4. duelle
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    It's definitely an AKRPG and I don't have a microSD. I don't think it's the memory though: the DS boot screen itself freezes (before the Nintendo logo on the top even comes completely into view). Also, it's less than a day old in terms of use and I got it from BambooGaming.
     
  5. VatoLoco

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    Didja try formatting your NAND to fat16?
     
  6. Pimpmynintendo

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    Maybe it's trying to tell you it has a cold.
     
  7. duelle
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    duelle Newbie

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    I formatted the NAND and no change.

    Unfortunately, I don't think so.
     
  8. IOwnAndPwnU

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    Try asking for a replacement from the place you bought it from.
     
  9. leetcakes

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    meh, akrpg is flimsy, unavoidable due to the many things extra they squeezed in there, compared to other carts. mine is gettin freezey too, not 95%, but around 50%
     
  10. logical thinker

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    Try formatting with the Panasonic SDFormatter.

    Mine never froze.
     
  11. duelle
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    duelle Newbie

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    Once again, I don't have a microSD, I'm just using NAND. I'll see if I can get it replaced, I guess. The site says there's a six month warranty for everything sold so I should be taken care of. Are many AKRPG's like this or is it a minority?
     
  12. logical thinker

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    I think it is a minority.

    I formatted the NAND using Panasonic SDFormatter.
     
  13. Joey90

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    Try putting a little bit of paper behind it when you put it in your DS.

    It sounds as though there is a dodgy connection with the contacts [​IMG]
     
  14. Normmatt

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    Yes, as Joey90 stated the RPG does suffer from bad contacts as I must admit mine doesnt get recognized sometimes but usually its as easy and taking the card out and putting it back in so it doesnt worry me too much.
     
  15. Another World

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    a problem that happens alot, especially if you use your kits often. when doing the nesds compatibility list i was taking my r4 in and out of my ds around 30 times a day for over 4 months. i had all types of connection issues, including freezing on the health and safty screen. i would tend to think the issue is a contact issue and not a faulty rpg. you won't know until you debug it alittle. did you try blowing out the slot with compressed air? did you try padding the rpg with paper?

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