M3 Wont Boot

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by jagviper, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. jagviper
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    jagviper GBAtemp Regular

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    My M3 lite wont boot anymore. When i turn my DS on all it does is it gets passed the pass card screen and then just becomes black and stays that way. I know there used to be an answer on how to fix this at the M3 forums, but they are gone now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. c2ironfist

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    - Did you try reformating the SD card?
    - have you tried a different Micro SD card? (what brand micro SD do you have)
    - did you try cleaning the contacts?

    I'm guessing its the micro SD card, I haven't heard any problems so far with the M3 Real cards.

    I have 3 M3 Reals and they all work fine. However though I only tested them out for a few minutes each.
     
  3. jagviper
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    jagviper GBAtemp Regular

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    Alright, it turns out the problem is with the actual GBA slot in the DS. I know this isnt the right section but any clues how to fix it?
     
  4. c2ironfist

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    hmm.. don't really have much experience there though sorry... wish you luck on the fix
     
  5. jalapeno

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    ive had my M3 lite perfect for over a year, and its starting to happen to me too.

    2 Scenarios that ive had.

    -usually i have to just uninsert the M3 and reinsert it, sometimes up to five times.

    but if this doesnt work --->


    -Boot M3 without passcard, and see if the GBA slot registers on your DS.
    - is so, reload the firmware onto your M3 and try again


    note: if it were the microSD not registering, then you would get a message saying secure digitial not inserted, so your microSD should be fine

    tell us how it works out
     
  6. Law

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    Blow in it NES style?

    What exactly is the problem with the GBA Slot? Is it just failing to read anything?
     
  7. jagviper
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    Thanks that worked [​IMG]
     
  8. c2ironfist

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    which method worked for you jagviper
     
  9. jalapeno

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    glad i could help