Flashcart FAQ

Discussion in 'NDS - Tutorials' started by ShinyLatios, May 3, 2011.

  1. ShinyLatios

    ShinyLatios Local "That Guy"

    Nov 17, 2009
    ShinyLatios' Flashcart FAQ
    Wasn't supposed to be an entry, but why not [​IMG]

    General problems:
    Q: My cart won't boot to the menu!
    A: You may have a fake card, or actually forgot to put the firmware menu on it.
    If you are certain you got your firmware from the right site, try downloading an older version to see if that one works.

    Q: Help! my game won't work!
    A: Wait for a firmware update, or if your cart isn't updated by it's team, buy a better one(try to avoid R4 clones!).

    Q: My flashcart is stuck in my DS for some reason... How do I get it out?
    A: The only way is by force. however, the next time you insert it, it'll probably be stuck again.

    DSi/3DS Problems:
    Q: My flashcart won't work on my DSi. HELP!
    A: Go to your manufacturers site. either your cart won't ever work, or you can find an update for it.
    You will need a non-DSi/3DS to update if the flashcart won't work in it's current state.

    Q: After upgrading, It still won't work? Why is this?
    A: your system apparently has newer protection, and your cart still can't bypass it with it's current updates.
    Wait for it to be upgraded.

    Acekard specific problems.

    Q: My DSi won't recognise my cart. HELP!
    A: try putting a piece of paper at the side of the sticker. This MIGHT make it work better!

    Q: AKAIO says my acekard is fake. what now?
    A: I suggest getting a refund and buying a real one.

    Q: AKAIO says my acekard is fake, but only after soft-resetting?
    A: this is a problem with some acekards. 1.8.6a fixes this.

    R4 Specific problems

    Q: my R4 won't boot wood?
    A: It's fake. run YSMenu with Retrogamefans updates(in the DSTT section) instead or get a refund and buy a real one from shoptemp!

    Any questions submitted below will be answered! Please do ask questions so I can add them!
  2. jwmghf

    jwmghf Advanced Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    United States
    Thank for the paper trick ShinyLatios!!! Worked perfectly.
  3. BrianXP7

    BrianXP7 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    United States
    I actually enjoyed reading an FAQ. This should be stickied.
  4. Whys0seri0us

    Whys0seri0us Newbie

    Sep 9, 2012
    Im having trouble putting the English patched Pokemon White 2 ROM onto my SD Card from my computer. It just keeps coming up with the message Invalid MS-DOS Function. I don't know what it means or what I can do to change it. I do have the Wood R4 v1.51 on the SD Card but thinking of changing it, would that help? thanks for any answers :)
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    That would have nothing to do with it.

    Screenshot the error.
  6. UVB-76

    UVB-76 Newbie

    Feb 10, 2019
    How to know where to purchase a real Flashcard instead of a fake one? There are dozens of sites offering them.. I want to buy my first R4 for the old DS-Lite but make sure that I don't buy a fake one that eventually ruins it all.