Have you suffered a problem with R4

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Have you had any problems with R4

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Feb 1, 2007
  1. antigirl
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    Newcomer antigirl Member

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    Just a quick generic survey to see if people have suffered any sort of problems with their R4.
    I know we all suffer from the "reinserting r4" card when its not read sometimes

    but

    earlier my r4 loaded, but when i went into games OR multemedia, the top screen would go black and bottom screen would just be the plain skin/logo.
    Reinserting tf and r4, etc did nothing. Checked tf card aswell.

    I updated to final release of 1.6 and now it seems to be working, so wondering if the whole back up and format is another regular problem such as the "reinserting r4" one.

    UNLESS my problem was because i had the beat version of 1.6 but i dont see how thats possible if it just suddenly stopped working.

    thanks
     


  2. SkuiD87

    Member SkuiD87 GBAtemp Regular

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    I've only had mine since Yesterday so I'll hold my vote till I've played around with it a lil more. But so far no major problems. Just the re-insert thing once, but since then it's been perfect...

    Oh and I started with Vers. 1.6 so if there were probs with earlier versions I wouldn't know...
     
  3. N3CR0P57

    Newcomer N3CR0P57 Advanced Member

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    No problems whatsoever. Not with the included reader/writer, not with the R4 itself, not even with the microSD. I've had the pleasure of testing 5 seperate R4 cards, and of those cards, only 1 wouldn't lock the MicroSD card. I pushed it in a few more times and it's been fine ever since.
    I have had problems with original carts, not being detected when inserted, but not with the R4.
    What can I say, I must have a horseshoe up my ass.

    EDIT: PS - I'm still using 1.06 Beta (I don't need no steeenkin E-book reader)
     
  4. thegame07

    Member thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I must have a horseshoe up my ass.

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    lmfao where can i get one of them installed [​IMG]
     
  5. Danieluz

    Member Danieluz GBAtemp Regular

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    Me, my girlfriend and a friend, have each a r4ds and none of us have experienced any problem with it.
     
  6. BoneMonkey

    Banned BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    i have had the r4ds for 2 weeks now droped it a few times load games on it every day and i have had 0 problems !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Krayzzie77

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    i got my card a week ago. everything worked fine then all of a sudden when i turned my ds on it just start hanging on the "Loading" black screen... i tried a lot of different things (reformating, a differnt DS), none worked.

    then i just took the r4 cartridge out and squeezed it a little.... then IT WORKED!

    very weird... i really hope it doesnt happen again.
     
  8. Szyslak

    Member Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    No problems at all. I've had it for a couple weeks now. I have inserted and removed it many, many times while testing the DS Motion card and never had a startup issue. Great card so far.
     
  9. BushidoUK

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    /mine has been all good since the day i got it! love it
     
  10. pristinemog

    Member pristinemog GBAtemp Fan

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    Absolutely no problems. Ordered mine before the new year so I have a 1st batch card. Worked perfectly since the very beginning (aside from the microSD reader causing my computer to go crazy, in which case I promptly 'discarded' it).
     
  11. spokenrope

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    Had my R4 for about a month, and I've spent most of my time getting 1000% on Castlevania POR. I had one freeze a few weeks ago while trying to warp.

    It wasn't a big deal, but I was still fairly pissed because it broke my R4's flawless streak.
     
  12. bm_attar

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    Does the crappy flash reader count as a problem?
     
  13. corbs132

    Member corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    VOTE:no.
    REALITY: yes, but only with the card reader. the r4 itself is amazing. my money was wasted on a microsd from the reader, trying to return.
     
  14. bl21

    Newcomer bl21 Advanced Member

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    i heard that R4 is the best slot1 card in terms of quality, and seems it is the only slot1 card that can work with slow tf card. ds-x is an exception, since it does not need tf at all.
     
  15. cory1492

    Member cory1492 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Truth be told, after having EZ5 and R4 both apart I have to say the EZ5 is a better physical build quality (and they took some decent steps to make it work 100% with extremely slow SD cards). The plastic itself is stronger and the PCB is thicker/stronger than the R4's, and they didn't resort to epoxy coated dies which I always relate to the cheap/junky single game handhelds. They didn't use a spring slot (some say boo to this), but I bet the ones without springs last alot better.

    Never had a problem with either though...
     
  16. antigirl
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    just cause it plays yours favourite game, doesnt disregard the fact it has a few flaws. it cant be perfect for its price, or can it ?
    if you have a problem its a problem, minor as it may be, its not as robust as people make it out to be. I was gonna get my gf one but end users cant deal with these 'minor' draw backs ?
     
  17. Destructobot

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    There are no perfect products for any price; every flash cart has issues and the R4/Simply is no exception.

    The bad: Downhill Jam slows down with most microSD cards, some people have had trouble getting skins to work with the new firmware, the included card reader sucks, and the save files use more space than they need to. A few people have had it stop working altogether for one reason or another, but that's true of every cart.

    The good: Every game runs on the R4/Simply, nearly every game runs perfectly, most games do not need a fast SD card to work perfectly, Castlevania PoR works just as well on this cart as it does on any other microSD based flash cart, it doesn't require you to specify the save type or use a save list, it saves directly to the .sav file on the memory card so you don't have to wait for it to copy the save data every time you start it up, it is extremely simple to use, it does not require any windows software to work or update, and it's cheap.

    Based on what I've seen in these forums I think the pros outweigh the cons more for this cart than any other, but I can't make that claim from experience because the only other flash cart I've used is the G6 lite.


    I've had no problems with my M3 Simply BTW.
     
  18. Saturnplanet5

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    I got a few for my friends, they work but there's only a small problem with one of them. The TF card goes in alright, with a nice solid click, but when removing it it'll only come out half way it's supposed to. It just requires a little tug to get it out so it's not really a problem anyway.
     
  19. Destructobot

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    Mine was like that with both of my microSD cards, but after inserting & removing the SD cards many times they now both come out without resistance.
     
  20. k2theman

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    Big giant knock on wood here, but so far so good. I'm using an R4 with a Kingston 1GB (Japan), and haven't had even one problem. Every game runs at good speed, no hangups/freezes/artifacts/weirdness to speak of. The included microSD reader has worked every time I've inserted it into the computer, and similarly the R4 itself has worked every time I've started up my DS.

    I could just be one of the lucky ones, but so far I'm completely satisfied with my purchase. [​IMG]
     

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