DSTWO causing 3DS to freeze

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ScarletCrystals, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. ScarletCrystals
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    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    Well, it seems my dstwo has died after 7 long years of service.
    What's odd is that my 3ds still seems to be able to detect it.
    If the dstwo is inserted before powering on the 3ds, the 3ds hangs at a black screen and never reaches hom menu.
    If I insert the dstwo while on the home menu the 3ds freezes (ie. I can't move the cursor and any top screen animation also freezes). The Alex Rider icon doesn't show up either.
    I've tried using the gateway blue card and that works fine.
    So, is my dstwo beyond salvage? I'm rather fond of playing gba games on the 3sa.
     
  2. Robz8

    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    Do you have a DS Phat or DS Lite? If so, try using the DSTWO on that.
     
  3. BestR4i3DS.com

    BestR4i3DS.com GBAtemp Regular

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    have you updated dstwo by the lasted V1.25 kernel?
    download it here:http://eng.supercard.sc/manual/dstwo/download.htm
    i think your 3DS is between V4.1-V4.5, so you can use your 3DS update the DSTwo directly.

    Please don't forget clean the goldfingers, because it is 7 years old!
     
  4. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That was the case with my old DS2, it plays fine in my old phat. It just locks the 3ds or not boot at all.
     
  5. ScarletCrystals
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    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    It's on the latest firmware, as I've used it before on a 7.2 3ds.
    I've cleaned the contacts and opened it up and the insides look fine.
    I don't have a ds to test it on though.
    It seems this problem actually isn't that rare, as someone in another forum reported it too.
    http://forum.supercard.sc/thread-10196-1-1.html
     
  6. BestR4i3DS.com

    BestR4i3DS.com GBAtemp Regular

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    one of the guy solved the problem by clean goldfingers

    you'd better try another SD Card, microSD card, if can find another 3DS console to test will be great.

    If all tested done, but still can't solved , maybe the card broken, you need a new one.

    DSTwo is really a great card, it can works 7 years, no second card can service for so long time.
     
  7. GorTesK

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    a little bit off topic... but I still have a very old gba flash card and it still works today... I agree, that DSTWO is a great flash card, but saying something stupid like it is great, just because it works after 7 years is something, that is just entirely wrong with today's society... back in the old days things were built for LIFE, nowadays we are happy, if some electronic device still works after 5 years, geez ... not to mention, that nowadays companies even build in special parts, that are supposed to break after a certain amount of years, after warranty is over ... makes me sick
    my old NES still works perfectly, how long is the life span of a console nowadays? nothing compared to the old days :(

    Edit: btw it is no myth or theory, I have actually read and even watched reports on TV about studies conducted in germany about those predetermined breaking points in electronics and they do exist, companies build in just a few cheap parts here in there, that will break alot sooner and oftener then the rest of the hardware forcing people to either let them repair it or just buy a new product
    not saying, every company does it, but it is a commonly used method
     
  8. ScarletCrystals
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    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    Yups, the good old days when nintendium made gameboys and snes indestructible.
    My pokemon gbc still works perfectly after 17 years.
    Meanwhile, I went through 5 ds(es)
     
  9. gamesquest1

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    I watched a documentary on all that stuff called The lightbulb conspiracy
    Basically it all started with light bulbs giving them a 1000 hour life and strong arming companies to all put the same limit onto the bulb, even though they already made 10,000 hour bulbs, same concept was adapted virtually all products, it's getting worse now days with things barely scraping past the warranty, if you planning to buy a laptop or something look how long the warranty is....it will give you an idea of how long it's built to last....for the same reason I wouldn't buy a second hand laptop unless I know the person selling it and know it wasn't heavily used