flash cart cant be read by ds

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Dec 16, 2009

flash cart cant be read by ds by ukenigma at 2:57 PM (2,169 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. ukenigma
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    Hi. a friend has a problem with her DS.

    using an R4 card with no problems for months, then she thinks her son may have taken out the card when the game was switched on.

    now, the DS wont read the flash cart (or any other working flash cart) BUT will read original DS games.

    any clues anyone????????
     
  2. Krestent

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    Paper trick?
     
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    Has the R4 been tried in a different DS?
     
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    yes, cart been tried in other ds and works fine. working cart has been tried in this one and still doesnt read it. also tried a ttds cart with no success.

    papertrick?
     
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    The paper trick is just putting a bit of paper underneath the cart when in the DS slot, to make sure the contacts on the cart meet the DS contacts.
     
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    paper trick=the trick of taping a thin piece of paper to the back of your flashcart. Flashcarts are usually a bit thinner than original gamecards, so sometimes they don't connect. The paper trick might solve this.
    EDIT: darn it protokun7 you beat me to the pawnch.
     
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    The paper trick should work

    It is the generic method applied when you think that your Flashcard (regardless of what type) doesn't seem to work.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    ok. will try the paper trick and see how that goes. if not, does anyone else have any suggestions?
     
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    Please more information , if you turn you ds on , you'l just see a loading screen ? right ? , keep it freezing on the loading screen ? or does the r4 really can't connect on the ds ?
     
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    when i turn on the ds with the flash cart inserted, it just comes up as if there is no cartidge in the ds. (the screen with the pictochat and ds download boxes) and states no game card inserted
     
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    Have you tried:

    1. reformatting the microSD card
    2. a different microSD card
     
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    If it won't show in the DS BIOS itself, then it's unlikely to be a microSD fault, but more likely a cart/contact fault. I think microSD faults would allow the cart to be started and maybe load, but not to stop it showing up altogether.
     
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    Where do you get that gem of info from? Because it's wrong.

    Insert a flash card without a microSD to see for yourself, it just does not show up.
     
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    i HAVE tried a different cart/card combo trhat i know works, but that still doesnt read it either. i think it must be a hardware fault on the ds
     
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    *Takes microSD out of flashcart and boots up DS menu*
    Nope, works for me [​IMG]

    Maybe carts with internally stored firmware are better than ones that run solely off of microSD's [​IMG]
     
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    It depends on the card.some load even without the SD,others not.
     
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    Only problem with that is that commercial games carts work...

    I think Proto may be right, the flashcart itself has died. As for contacts, seems odd that it would only get these problems later on. Methinks the card has died.
     
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    Given that it's apparently an R4, it may be a clone, or maybe an original, but a low build quality would mean that it would die sooner or later.
     
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    but if its the cart that has died, then why wont a another one work? have tried another working R4 AND a working TTDS.
    also, the R4 cart fires up in another DS???
     

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