M3CF + PassKey 2 causes white screen

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Jan 11, 2007
  1. pika3000
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    I just got my M3CF and updated it before putting games onto it, I put Mario Kart into the Passkey 2 slot and inserted the PassKey 2 into the DS.

    I have a Hot Rod Red( or Mario Kart) DS (Firmware 4, yellow screens during test)
    Dane-Elec CF Card, an M3 CF with v.31 Fimware and a PassKey 2 which is switched on to PassKey 2 mode
     
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    What do you get if the Passkey is set to mode 1?
     
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    I get the same thing I have two question though, do I insert the Passkey 2 when the DS is on in the M3 menu or before that ?, and what is the other GBA cart looking piece for ?
     
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    To start with I'm tired tonight and I have a bourbon and water in my hand so I hope this makes sense... [​IMG]

    Without the passkey 2 insereted with game card plugged in at powerup you can only enter the M3 in GBA mode which seems to be working for you, good. All of it needs to be plugged in at power up to enter NDS mode.

    I was leaving work when I left my first reply and didn't remenber the firmware cutoff point off the top of my head for passkey mode 1 or 2. I'm home now and I checked and you have firmware version 4 which requires passkey 2 mode. You need to do some steps which I have not done which is program the M3 and maybe the Passkey 2 for the "leading" game card you are using. I used a Passcard 3 to flash my lites which does not require these steps. Programing the Passkey2 is what that other GBA Cart piece is for... Links below for PassKey2 V4 software and manual...

    http://www.m3adapter.com/Download.htm

    Faq Page
    http://www.m3adapter.com/faq.htm

    In case you did not know there is a guides button at the top of the page which will help you with using the M3 and also flashing your DS.

    Reply and or pm me if you have more questions and M3 Wiki is your friend... http://www.m3wiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

    Cheers and hope this helps... [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, [​IMG]
     

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