M3 DS Real freezing during load up

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  1. tri13
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    I have an M3 DS Real which is freezing at various points during the intial boot up. It will sometimes freeze at the black screen with the M3 logo in the bottom right corner, other times just a black screen, sometimes I will get the mini OS before it freezes.

    I have replaced the Micro SD 2g memory card, reformatted, installed the latest OS and still the same issue.

    Anyone else experience something similar and/or have a fix for it?

    Thanks

    PS: It was working fine for about 3 monthes until I decided to take the M3 DS Real cart out of my DS and install new games onto the memory card.
     
  2. themuddaload

    themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

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    sounds like your real isnt getting good enough connection to be read properly, try taking it out and putting it back in. if that doesnt work, make sure there isnt smudges on the metal tabs.
     
  3. tri13
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    I am sending it back to the place I purchased it for a refund.

    I have tried reformatting the memory card several times, both FAT and FAT32. I toasted not one, but TWO Micro SD 2g cards until I eventually got a clue and realized the usb card reader, that was provided with the M3 DS Real, is a POS. I mean really, don't use those things b/c they will toast your memory cards.

    I have tried a Verbatim, Lexar, and are now on a Scandisk mem card and still it doesn't work.

    Wrote M3 and was told to try the paper trick - that don't work either.

    Went through various versions of the firmware and nothing still.

    Some people mentioned taking apart the cart the cart and resoldiering (sp?) the circuit board??? I am not even going down that path.

    To say I am disappointed with wasting both time and money on this item is an understatement.

    I have had M3 products in the past (which have worked flawlessly) and I am really surprised they let this cheap/faculty product out on the market.

    I know some people with the product don't have an issue, but if you look around, a lot of people are also experiencing the same issue as me.

    Bottom Line: Don't buy an M3 DS Real cart - it is a POS
     
  4. -Mew-

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    I would says a lot of satisfied M3 Real users disagree.
     
  5. ENDscape

    ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

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    M3 is awesome. Maybe its just yours thats faulty, doesnt mean M3 is a pos.
     
  6. gosp

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    Sup guys. I just updated to the most recent version of the triple boot. Now real's "NDS" option won't recognize any files.

    I just reformatted it... ugh... I'll try again.
     
  7. AXYPB

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    Verbatim makes MicroSDs?
     
  8. CrunchyPancake

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    Ugh, same issue here, just been told to reformat and nothin is working!