Is...my R4 dead?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Hawk Ahriman, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Hawk Ahriman
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    I was playing Pokemon Pearl about half an hour ago...suddenly, and randomly, it just cut out. Made the sound it makes when you turn it on/off, like, the sort of pop of the speakers. Everything stopped moving, and I couldn't do anything, so I turned it off and on and....now it just doesn't work. Goes to the "touch screen to continue" message and then shows the DS slot as empty. Turned it on/off like 20 times, tried to take it out/in a load of times...nothing.

    I checked the memory card in my computer and everything seems to be fine, so I don't think it's a problem with the memory card. Tried using other games and they work fine, so I don't think it's a problem with the DS so...

    is my R4 dead?
     
  2. rhyguy

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    mabye something blew up or something

    open it up and see if something looks weird
     
  3. Wii_DS.

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    Yeah sounds like the R4 is dead, unlucky.
     
  4. Hawk Ahriman
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    wow, odd

    it just started working again...

    actually, come to think about it, i have had bouts before where it just stops working for a few seconds but then when I restart it it starts working again. maybe this is more of the same...
     
  5. rhyguy

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    mabye dirt got stuck on one of the contacts?
     
  6. TrolleyDave

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    I have the same problem where sometimes a game will just freeze then when I power it off and back again it doesn't recognize the card. Usually taking it out and blowing on both the MicroSD slot and the R4 cart connections sorts it out.
     
  7. .::5pYd3r::.

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    yeah same thing happens usually you can fix it by folding up a piece of paper a couple of times and putting it in between the sticker on the r4 and the slot
     
  8. Hawk Ahriman
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    just glad it's working...nearly had a damn heart attack for a second there.
     
  9. BlueStar

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    Happens to me sometimes, thought it was a write off at one point. Taking it out and putting it back in again a few times usually fixes it. Sometimes it wont happen for months, sometimes it happens 3 times in the same day.
     
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    wow really? you all suck lol just joking.

    Mine never does that! i must got a good R4 not a faulty one.
     
  11. TrolleyDave

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    How long have you owned it?
     
  12. Wii_DS.

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    about 1 month.
     
  13. Freaker

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    It happened a lot when I first got my M3DSS. Sometimes it'd take ages of turning on and off the DS and/or reinserting the cart before it would recognise it again. I swear once I did it nonstop for over 5mins before it'd get going again.

    It eventually just stopped happening (or vary rarely) after about a month or two. I then got my DSL [​IMG] (was using a phat previously) and I've only had it freeze and die on me once or twice.
     
  14. TrolleyDave

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    Give it time, mine took about 3 months before it started having little faults.
     
  15. thomasroberts6

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    Erm.... Have you been using cheats?


    This often freezes pokemon games.
     
  16. Icarus

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    If the paper trick really works, I gotta do it because I hate it when it freezes in the worst moments =/ It also sometimes freezes when I put my DS into sleep mode and turn it back on.
     
  17. madlobster

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    It works for me. I opened up the R4 and put a small piece of folded-up paper behind the contacts. It's a little tighter in the DS now, but no more freezes.
     
  18. Foie

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    My R4 has never done this, but my Passcard 3 has. And it has happened in other people's DSes with my R4. Kind of odd. Maybe it affects the DS Phat more than the DS Lite... Which one do you have?
     
  19. zeppo

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    I think it affects the ds phat more. I have both and when I put it in my lite I feel the screw in the back of it against the inside of the ds more than when putting it in the phat.

    EDIT: actually, it's about the same.
     
  20. rest0re

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    my ds has been so much powerplay with my sister and i have r4. never had anything like unless she hasn't told me:)