M3i Zero not booting up when turning on DSL

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  1. Dewayne Nix
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    Dewayne Nix Newbie

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    I had purchased this card for my son before but he lost it and I finally got him a new one. I didn't do any research again just went straight to get this card. When I went to download the files needed to make it work, I find that it is not supported but anyway here is my issue and I hope someone can help me out. I downloaded F_CORE_v4.5.0 and 4374-M3_Sakura_1.49X_3rd_TouchPod_4.9, I flash the card with the F_core and all seems good but when I put it in the DSL, Sakura nor TouchPod start running and I get the standard screen acting like I don't even have a game card in.
    Please help. I don't want to have to buy a new card and basically waste the money I spent on this one. It is the newer card GMP-Z003. What do I need to do, my son is dying to play his games again. Thanks.
     
  2. Antonio Araujo

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    Hello, I just registered to help you because I had the exactly same problem recently.

    Try using another micro SD card, it worked for me!

    I have 3 micro SD cards and after the update only one of them is working...

    Good luck!
     
  3. RchUncleSkeleton

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    You really should've done more research before purchasing this card again. It's way out of date and you'll have to patch most games made after October 2011 as they haven't released an update since then. Also because the card you have is most likely a z003 model it cannot use alternative loaders such as retrogamefan's YSM3 or Gaboros' WoodYS. I believe the only card that still receives updates is Supercard DSTWO, but there may be a few r4 cards out there that are still getting updates.

    That said, you might try reinserting the microsd card a few times to try and reseat it and also eject and reinsert the cart itself a few times. If that doesn't work try formatting the microsd card with the panasonic sd formatter and copying everything back over. If that fails I would definitely try a few different microsd cards.

    My gf's daughter sometimes has problems with her M3 real not booting and I usually just have to reseat the microsd card and/or the M3 itself and it usually fixes the problem.
     
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