Just got a R4i 3DS card, it wont boot or lock into the slot

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  1. AdmiralWafflez
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    So, i just received my r4i 3ds card and when i put it in my 3ds, it didnt lock into the game port so i had to hold it in there, the other problem is that it wont boot, the screen turns black and it says Error has occured, press and hold the power button, can anybody help me? Thanks in advance
     


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    you have a pic of the card? if its the one im thinking of the thing was a gateway clone and hasnt been updated in ages. but either way it not staying in the slot isnt good
     
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    I dont but its a Wifi R4i one
     
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    you have a link to it?
     
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    No, a friend gave it to me, he said that he got the wrong card and he had a dsi, so he gave it to me
     
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    is there a website listed on the card anywhere?
     
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    It's most likely your flashcart was blocked during earlier updates
     
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    new 3ds xl
     
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    that or he doesnt have the proper files on the cart.

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    that cart would work on ur friends system. the 3ds on it just means it can work on the 3ds
     
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    Does it have v4.5 or RTS on its sticker?
     
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    Use your friends' DS/DSi and update the card, or downgrade your N3DS XL to a low enough firmware
     
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    Sticker isnt there, he probably removed it
     
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    If he doesn't have the proper files for his cart, it would probably show a menu error or a simple black screen instead.
     
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    So, i just get the proper files for it?

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    Its on 9.2
     
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    Get the proper files and a DS system on which it works, preferably your friend's
     
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    Ok

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    But what do i do about it not locking in the game slot
     
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    Okay, trial and error time. Download all of the kernel files that are in English from here.
    Extract them one to the microSD card and place the microSD to the cart
    Using a friend's DS/lite/i, run the cart, if it works, great! Just update the firmware
    If it doesn't try another kernel you've downloaded
     
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    Ok, ill try that later, but what about it not locking into place, is a piece broken on it?