G6 Real Detection problem

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Jan 1, 2008

G6 Real Detection problem by PlooBloo at 5:30 AM (2,513 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. PlooBloo
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    Hello all.

    My G6 Real's USB thing can't detect my G6 at all. It was working fine up until last week when I put an episode of House onto my G6. My boyfriend lent me his USB thing, but it also doesn't detect my G6 (the blue light is on and isn't flickering at all). I can load up my G6 with no problems at all with my DS. My USB port does work correctly as I can plug my Nano in and it detects it with no problems. Does anyone have any ideas on why this is happening? [​IMG]

    I fixed it!
    If anyone else is having problems, format your G6 through your DS (Hold Start when you're starting up your DS).

    Thanks, 4saken and everyone else who helped! [​IMG]
     


  2. 4saken

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    The contacts on the USB reader may be a bit dirty. See if you can clean them.
     
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    I took apart my USB thing and I'm attempting to clean them right now. Though the thing is, my boyfriend's USB thing didn't work for my G6 either, but it works perfectly for his G6. @_@
     
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    What about the contacts of your G6 Real? Might as well try clean those too.
     
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    Nope, still doesn't work. T_T;;
     
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    Tried formatting the card through the DS?
     
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    I haven't tried that yet and I'd rather not since I can't back up any of my saves.

    The USB lost it's ability to connect/detect my G6 gradually as it was working fine a month ago then it started to connects once out of 2/3 tries.
     
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    Well, I gotta sleep now. I'll come back tomorrow to check this. I really don't have another $70 to blow on a G6/M3. >_
     
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    Well, how exactly did you clean the contacts? (Waits until tomorrow for an answer)

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    I don't see what else could be wrong if you've already cleaned the contacts. Maybe your card connects kind of strangely with the USB reader. Perhaps you can try holding it in a certain position (pushing it into the contacts or something) and getting it to detect.
     
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    @Nero: I used an eyeglasses cleaning cloth to wipe the contacts. Is there something else I'm supposed to use?

    @4saken: I'm guessing it's my G6 also because if it's my USB reader, it should have connected fine with my boyfriend's reader. I took apart my reader and pressed my G6 up against the point where it connects and it still can't detect it.
     
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    I'll go try that now. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    If you simply can't get it to connect, you might want to try a format (I can't guarantee it'll solve the problem but it seems like all you can do after cleaning the contacts)
     
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    Nope, it still isn't working.

    Though I heard the sound my computer makes when I connect something through the USB port, it still isn't showing up anywhere. It doesn't show up in "My Computer," nor does it show up when I try to safely remove something.

    It makes a sound, but the light is still a solid blue, so I guess my computer has no problems detecting my USB reader, but my USB reader cannot detect my G6 even though it's plugged in there. @_@
     
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    It's detecting the reader but not the card so it isn't recognized as a removable drive.
     
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    T_T;;

    So I guess my best bet is to format it. There goes my 2nd play through of FFIV. >_
     
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    Do you see anything else that could be wrong with the card (like damage or otherwise)? If you want to, I guess you could dismantle the card and put it back - that fixes contact issues with other cards like the CDSE (yet this is only for flashcard to DS contact).

    I don't really see how a format would help, but if you want to try one last thing before getting another card (or otherwise), you might as well.
     
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    I took apart my USB reader yesterday (twice), but there's also another outer shell covering the contacts that I can't take apart. It's just a big piece of plastic covering it. @_@ There doesn't seem to be anything physically wrong with it, but I can't see that far into it since it's casing is covering the rest of it.

    The thing is, I tried using my boyfriend's USB reader and it still doesn't detect my G6, so I'm guessing it's my G6's problem, but it loads up perfectly fine in my DS.

    I really don't want to get another card. >_< I just replaced my G6 Lite with this Real in August. T_T;;
     
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    Maybe I should just try formatting it since it seems to fix a similar problem in G6L's.

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    Time to go format. I hope this fixes it. >_<

    On second though, I'll try cleaning the contacts a few more times. If this doesn't fix it, I'll be games-less for the rest of winter break.
     

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