M3 Perfect SD

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  1. Smack
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    I have a launch DS Lite and an M3 Perfect SD which I purchased at the same time. This has been a great flash cart but just this past weekend it started to exibit some strange problems. Often now when I turn on my DS I am either presented with a blank white screen, or the DS system menu where you can change the time, brightness etc at which point it says there is nothing in the GBA slot (slot-2).

    I tried repositioning the M3 in my DS but I had the same results. I then put a little bit of pressure on the underside of the M3 to try to force the connection between the M3 and the GBA slot and this seems to work for the most part. I am then presented with the black screen saying "This is not a licsenced product " and then to the main screen of the M3 operating system. However if I let go of the pressure at this point then the screen and text become garbled but I can still navigate etc. If I apply the pressure again the text become readable once more.

    The strange thing is that once I launch a game, homebrew app or whatever it is 100% fine. I use DS Organize as an MP3 player often and once I get it booted and I skip ahead songs etc so it is having no problem reading the SD card, ie I don't have to continually put pressure on the M3.

    So has anyone else had behaviour like this. I don't have a GBA game to test out to see if it is my slot-2 itself but perhaps the connections are dirty. Any suggestions and/or ideas any our you have would be greatly appreciated. I can get it to work for now but if this continues I may be forced to finally get a slot-1 flash cart.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    Don't know if this'll help, but when my G6Lite was acting like that I used a cotton swab dipped in WD-40 to clean it's contacts. Also does the trick when my M3DSSimply won't boot.

    Hope you figure it out.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Smack
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    Thanks for the tips but I just figured it out, and it isn't a very elegant solution [​IMG] I tried the q-tips but that did nothing so I thought it might just be the pins between the M3 Perfect and the slot-2 connector itself being too far apart. I have put 3 years of solid wear and tear on it so it isn't surprising the slot-2 is acting up. So I put a screw driver in the slot-2 and pushed on the bottom side of the connector to try to bend it back up so to speak. Works like a charm now.
     
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    I think im gonna try that it isnt a pretty solution but i think it will work out
    i get back to you if it works [​IMG]
     
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    Please, check the date of the last post in the thread before you post next time [​IMG]

    This thread appears to be long dead and forgotten!
     
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