How to fix a ds that only boots part of the time (m3 ds real guide)

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  1. KillerGardevoir
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    Since I had gotten my m3ds real (which I love) it had had problems booting. This means it would only boot under certain conditions, which I found to be cooling it. However sticking my ds in the refrigerator every time I wanted to play a little homebrew was quite frustrating and in addition it didn't work all the time. It finally got to the point where I had decided to buy a new flash cart, a cyclods evolution (which has yet to arrive but am waiting eagerly to arrive). This was only after I had read horror stories about M3 DS Reals frying owner's DS's (explicitly DS lite). It was only about 30 minutes ago that I thought, "What if I installed flashme?"
    To be honest I was a little scared about it because I have always had bad luck when it came to flashing firmware to anything. Again though I took the risk, to success this time though. It was a stressful endeavor due to past experience with other devices (none a DS). The first major challenge was deciding what version I wanted. I decided on the "stealth version". The second problem was booting my DS. That took about 15 minutes to accomplish only after 10 minutes of cursing, freaking out and yelling. Now once that was accomplished I had to just run my installer I acquired it from the official page http://home.comcast.net/~olimar/flashme/.
    After running it I now had to find something to short the SL1 with, which was increadibly frustrating. Pins, solder, paperclips, and none worked. I finally went fishing and found an old screw to I believe was an old computer, worked like a charm and now instead of having to cool down my DS to run homebrew it works everytime.

    So in summary to fix a sometimes-booting-ds install flashme, simply follow instructions at http://home.comcast.net/~olimar/flashme/.

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  2. Joe88

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    the only cart to actually fry your DS is the N5 (r4 clone)
    the m3 and every other cart will not however, so I dont know where you got those stories from...
     
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    that is odd, I've had my M3Real since it pretty much came out (about a month after release) and the only problem I've had was the poor connection. and that is always easy to fix, turn off my DS, pop it out and pop it back in, then it works fine.

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    thats the same thing that happens to me sometimes when I need to put new stuff on the microsd card and I use the exact method you just said to fix it

    it occurs very rarely though
     
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    That rarely happens to me, but when it does, almost always I have to do that dozens of times, after which it will work until I remove it again.
     
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    Hmm, that's odd. I haven't read one horror story of the M3 Real frying anyone DS Lite due to overheating. That is absolute nonsense, please provide the "stories".
     
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    I have heard some accounts of the newer model bricking DSes. I've had one such cart for about seven months now and I haven't been able to do such a thing.

    [Edit]Also, is the firmware number in your signature accurate? If so, you're 10 versions out of date.
     
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    Haha, 10 versions behind.

    Yeah man, that was the version available when I first got my M3 Real.

    Thx for pointing it out though. I'll update that.
     
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    I always noticed that too
    I though you had a different cart so didnt bother updating the m3r d:
     
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    ^+1

    once in a while i get a corrupted disk, but it is fixed after a reformat
     
  12. bustyman100

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    I've had my m3 Real for 9 months now. No problems with over heating or not booting, ever.

    In fact, I have never heard of DS's overheating, the slow little cpus don't even need fans. The Supercard DS 1 has a temperature monitor on the GUI, and mine never goes over 33 degrees celsius.
     
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    I find it extremely hard to see how a flash card can overheat a DS. Just as hard as seeing how a DS overall can overheat, i don't even think it's possible.
     
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    a DS can overheat, especially black lite's.
    but it will only overheat from strong sunlight(like sun through a car window in a closed car on a hot day)
    or if you overclock it like crazy.
     

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