DSTT doesn't want to boot.

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Jan 8, 2008

DSTT doesn't want to boot. by darkdude98 at 8:19 PM (6,234 Views / 0 Likes) 28 replies

  1. darkdude98
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    Got my toptoy earlier today however it doesn't want to work.

    I've put the latest firmware on a Kingston 2GB microSD card along with a few games, put the microsd inside of the Toptoy. Then the toptoy in the DS and switch it on, one of two things happen:

    1) DS loads to main screen and says unable to find anything in the DS slot.
    2) Health and Safety message starts to appear, but the DS freezes halfway through.

    I've managed to get it to boot up twice, which was earlier before I had to head out. I was having the same problems before then, then switched it on and it decided to boot up. Restarted and it booted again! Got back and it hasn't been working since [​IMG]

    Tried everything I can think of, removing everything from the MicroSD card then formatting it, downloading the Firmware again however none of it appears to work.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreiciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. Sinkhead

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    That sounds like maybe the contacts aren't pushing against the DS well enough. Try putting a piece of paper behind the cart to push the contacts closer together.
     
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    Tried sticking in a bit of paper to make the contact better, still nothing.

    Also have tried multiple firmwares, unfortunatly I don't have any more microSD cards.
     
  5. helpme

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    no chance of even borrowing a memory card of someone even a 32mb one out of a friend or relatives phone would work
     
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    Even without a MicroSD in the slot it should boot to a screen complaining about it not being there.
    (source, 8th image down)
    The DSTT must be faulty, you'll have to send it back to the seller for replacement [​IMG]
     
  7. darkdude98
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    That's what I thought Psyfira, Sent DealExtreme a message so I guess I await a response.

    Going to be about 2-3 weeks before I get a replacement =/
     
  8. helpme

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    LOL good luck with that i still havnt got mine i ordered on the 16th dec from DealExtreme
    i got one else were while i was waiting....... minionlinestore arrived in 8 days to the uk
     
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    yea I heard the quality's pretty bad
     
  10. darkdude98
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    I ordered mine on the 28th of December and got it today. Did yours come with a rumble pack? I just got the basic one, cost £12.30 or something I believe,!
     
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    not at all it a great cart way better that my SCDSONE V3 SDHC
     
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    I appear to have fixed it, basically I "bent" the card a bit and now it works 9/10

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi there

    Which card did you 'bend a bit' I have just received my NDSTT this morning formatted the Micro SD downloaded the software and it will not boot, even without the microsd inserted I just get very dull ( brightness) health and safety screen and nothing else........ Very disappointed, waited ages for this from Dealextreme :'(
     
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    1st make sure you have your menu files on root of memory card, and before you put your menu files on make sure you format the memory card, to preferably fat32
     
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    Just spent 10 min trying to get my TTDS to work. Just wasnt recognised in any way what so ever. SO gave it a slight flex (bend) and recognised immediately. Bend it length ways so that the label is on the outside... very slight pressure required.
     
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    martin, Did you put the load files on it after formatting? whats the error message? Did you copy and games on it?

    Come on man, I'm sure we can help you! cheeeeeeeer up mate!
     
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    Cheers guys

    Bit of bendy flexing and it's working [​IMG]
     
  18. Dobbin

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    Hi - can someone give a better description of the bending technique?
    I did read above, but didn't get it....

    For example, do you hold the card with the label away from you but upright; then bend the card in half along an imaginary line running centrally from top to bottom. Would this be towards or away from you?

    Thanks,
    Damon
     
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    dont blend ur card!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Bri

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    I'm not recommending that anyone bend their cart, but apparently it has worked for at least four people so far (see this thread).

    -Bri
     

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