DSTT removes all content from the SD card

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Mar 5, 2009
  1. markymark2
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    Newcomer markymark2 Member

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    i have set up some of theses cards for friends. 2 gig kingston SD. after playing for a while the cart gives the menu? screen. the SD card has nothing on it. the DSTT removes all content from the SD card leaving it blank. i have been around flash carts for a while and have been following best practice wit regards to the DSTT but this leaves me stumped. i reformat the card, reload files and all is well. i am just trying to avoid redoing the content of the SD card over and over again. this has happened on 2 cards that i know of. how much space should be left on the card after save files are created? do trimmed files create these problems? any advice?
     
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    Newcomer APImagine Member

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    Did you follow Bri's steps for reformatting and setting up the SD card to run the DSTT?

    I had trouble when I first got the DSTT, and after trying those steps, everything's been great.
     
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    Here they are again:
    [*]Use the Panasonic formatter to reformat your microSD card: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/d..._formatter.html[*]Grab the official 1.17 menu from here (but do NOT install TTMENU.DAT from it as it contains the fake-killer code!!!): http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=4476[*]Copy the TTMENU folder (but not TTMENU.DAT) from the official firmware to your microSD card.[*]Grab this archive: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=4086[*]Copy all four files from the archive to your microSD card.[*]Make a folder named "games" on your microSD card. Copy 2 or 3 games (.nds files) to the new "games" folder.[*]Run "safely remove hardware", select your microSD reader in the list, and press STOP before removing your microSD card from your PC.[*]Insert your DSTT into the NDS. Insert your microSD card into the DSTT. Turn on the NDS.[*]Run the DsttFlashChecker program to see if you have a real or a fake DSTT. If you have a fake DSTT and suspect that it may have been destroyed by the official fake-killer firmware, run the DsttFlashWriter program to re-flash your DSTT.[*]You should be able to run your games now. You can delete DsttFlashChecker.nds, DsttFlashWriter.nds, and DSTTDUMP.BIN from your microSD card if you want.[*]Always keep the following in mind:
    • Always leave some free space on your microSD card for save files and system files.
    • Always put games into your "games" folder. Also, put homebrew into a folder. Leave as few files as possible on the root of your microSD card.
    • Always use "safely remove hardware" to remove your microSD card from your PC.
    • Use the Panasonic formatter if you ever have to reformat.
    • Make sure you don't use the official TTMENU.DAT (particularly if you have a fake) because it contains fake-killer code.
    If that doesn't work, you probably have a hardware problem. You should return your flash cart where you got it from. There is no good way to fix a contact or other hardware problem.

    -Bri
     

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