DS Freezes when Flashcart is inserted

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  1. thekarter104
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    Hello.

    I have a problem with my R4i 3DS flashcart.
    When I turn on my DS Lite, It freezes at the Nintendo DS logo and the big letters 'DS' is barely visible.
    It also happens when I don't have my MicroSD card in it.

    Original DS carts works, so it;s not the port or something.
    What happened to it? Did my flashcart brick or something?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    Out of curiosity, did you just buy this cart? Are you sure it's one that's meant to be run on a standard DS as opposed to a 3DS? I'm not sure on the R4 nomenclature, as it seems they change it like most people change underwear.

    By chance, might you be able to borrow a friend's DS to try out? If it works on theirs, but not on yours, you might have to do some kind of firmware update, or worse, it might be a problem with your DS specifically.
     
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    BestR4i3DS.com GBAtemp Regular

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    yes, you should do some checking.
    First, format your memory card and re-install the Right kernel;
    Second,please try another memory;
    Third, try another console

    good luck!
     
  4. cracker

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    I have gotten this with an EZV and AKRPG because of a bad contact issue. Clean the contacts on the cart with a qtip and rubbing alcohol with a decent amount of pressure. Do the same to the microSD. Let it sit for a few minutes to make sure it is dry and try it again. Also if that doesn't work, try padding the bottom front of the card with 1-3 layers of tape for a better contact.
     
  5. thekarter104
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    I remember a friend wanted to check some games but also clicked on an update I had on the flashcart. I don't know why he did that, I don't remember what the filename was, but it froze.
    After that, I got the freeze issue. Is my Flashcart bricked? If so, how to unbrick it? Thanks.
     
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    Take a pic of the cart and upload it if you can. If not, then find an exact picture of it and post the URL here.
     
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    I don't know, since it also freezes without MicroSD inserted. I already deleted everything on it because I use it for the Wii now.
    And like I said earlier it happened after some update.nds file so maybe my cart is bricked, not sure, is there a way to fix it?

    I will take a picture what happens with the DS when I'm home.
     
  9. cracker

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    Since he turned it off in the middle of running the update; it is probably toast and probably can't be fixed by any easy means. Get a DS Two if you want to have a top-notch card or an R4i Gold 3DS RTS if you don't care about SNES, Genesis, etc. emulation. Then never let that guy touch it!