DS phat won't read R4 after water damage

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by dori2o, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. dori2o

    dori2o Advanced Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    My daughter got her DS wet and now it won't read her R4 card. The R4 works in our other DS consoled (all phat) but not in hers, but it will read standard DS games. Have tried the other R4 cards and it won't read them either.

    The DS got quite wet but it has been fully dried out and as I say it works with normal DS games.

    Any thoughts.
  2. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    Did the R4 get wet as well? Maybe it damaged the micro sd, or some of the contacts got wet.

    Wait, never mind. I've never heard of this happening before. That's rather strange.
  3. Tokiopop

    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

    Apr 14, 2009
    Very strange.

    Make sure the contacts on the R4 is clean, and the slot on the DS is dust free etc (just a bit of compressed air in there should do it). Unofficial carts do tend to not be read all the time quite as well as retail carts, so that might be why R4s etc aren't being read, but other carts are.

    Other than that, I can only think of replacing the DS slot.
  4. sprogurt

    sprogurt GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 13, 2006
    light switch cleaning fluid on the r4 contacts and insert and eject a few times with the ds lite. The cleaning fluid isn't water based so it won't do any harm to the ds or cart.