Gateway only load games minutes after seconds in isopropanol

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by loler55, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. loler55

    loler55 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 4, 2012
    Gambia, The
    Hi my red gateway doesn´t akzept any micro sd card
    and i have read spi faild and spi test faild
    . After the gateway swim in isopropanol for seconds and i clean the chip ...
    hey my red gateway card akzept any sd
    and no spi read faild or a spi test faild or sd test faild:)
    .... i think all its ok but i can not save and my 3ds gets down and reload it
    and the same error and no sd...............
    plz help i cannot resent to my resseler...
    sry for bad eng:)
  2. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 17, 2010
    I gotta admit I've never heard before of this trick to fix a flashcart... dunking it in isopropyl alcohol. :blink:

    I'm not sure if this is gonna work. Considering there is always a risk of getting a dud cart when you order online, you should always make sure you can return it to the reseller before you order in the first place. I know it's a little late for you now. Sorry for you.
  3. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 1, 2010
    Putting it in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is actually completely safe as long as you let it dry for a few minutes. Alcohols evaporate quickly, so they're good for cleaning electronic components, however, dunking and entire flashcard in it, is something I wouldn't completely recommend.

    I'm thinking you might have a clone card, and it's just failing the tests because it's actually failing authenticity checks.
  4. gamesquest1

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    Sep 23, 2013
    could just be a really poor solder joint somewhere, have you tried all the "wrap tape around it" and "stick paper in with it" methods?
  5. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    Here's how to tell the difference.


    If you have the fake one and can't send it back for a refund, sorry, you are shit outta luck,
  6. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

    Sep 1, 2008
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    Usually, bad English annoys me but this time the OP made me smile :)
    I guess it was the swimming in alcohol part :P

    How about if you try updating the red card to the latest firmware (2.1)?
  7. octopus

    octopus Member New

    Sep 6, 2013
    disregard this post
  8. loler55

    loler55 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 4, 2012
    Gambia, The
    Its no Fake Card papertrick is useless a new cardreader no Way but After seconds in isoprophanol , i can Play many hours
  9. loler55

    loler55 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 4, 2012
    Gambia, The
    Its no Fake its a legit Card but i Order a new One in the Future
  10. loler55

    loler55 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 4, 2012
    Gambia, The
    Its the Same as a onechargelighter Buy 100 peaces and only One gives Fire its a Totaly Bad Production .
    Next Day I resolder everthing ,and Test what the Problem is . i will post a Solution in the Future
    Next Time i Buy 2 cards ..... Or better 3.... And resend the crap .
    and First of all Swimming in isoprophanol its legit;):)

    Ahhhhh i forget my Card is on 2.1...
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