M3i Zero Problem.

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by Ragikai, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Ragikai
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    Well to start off, I contacted the M3 support team, and went ahead and tried to contact digimartz to see if I can get it exchanged, but I want to see if I can fix the problem, cause I don't really have to patience to wait... Sorry about that... Well I wanted to see all your inputs in this. You guys seem like geniuses compared to me...

    Anyways here is the problem. I can't install the new firmware so that it may support the dsi. The M3i Zero works for the DSL, but I don't think the problem is in the M3 cartilage. I think it's with the power adapter. Well, it won't allow the LED light to go on...

    LED blinks - in progress
    LED lights off - no power or complete
    LED lights on - error (no "f_core.dat" or wrong file etc.)

    so I assume there is no power. but What i don't get is why it worked one time, and a couple of minutes later it didn't work. The light just diminished... I updated using the F_core file, deleted it, and plugged it in on my DSI and noticed it didn't work. So I went to look for a newer one on the internet (the 1.4 version) and found it. I'm using the Sakura system folder (if that helps at all, doubt it). So I went and place the Formatted the sd card, and placed the F_core.dat file in, and instantly I noticed that the LED light didn't turn on this time. At first i thought it might need a cool down (Hoping it would work later), but it didn't.

    So any help you guys can support me with...


    Any question that I might be able to provide you with, I'll be happy to help out. Anyways for those who try to help me out, Thank you a lot for your time...
     
  2. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    Sounds like your power cable got damaged while being shipped. Contact your retailer they should be able to send you a new one.
     
  3. Zantom07

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    +1
     
  4. kobykaan

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    check the m3i guide in my signature and check your updating correctly!
     
  5. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    i did every step and it's always a solid red light.

    is the system folder needed to update the core?

    al i get is no ds card found in both dsi and dsl.
     
  6. pdocquier

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    hard to tell something more than
    LED lights on = error (no "f_core.dat" or wrong file etc.)

    - good news is that your power cable is not damaged
    - bad news is that there is no logfile or debuging stuff that will tell you exactly what's wrong.

    if you are sure that the good f_core.dat is in the root of your SD card with SYSTEM folder
    it should be to SD-card itselft or the SD-card interface that didn't work

    By the way, I don't know why, in the update guide, the SYSTEM folder is required on the SD-card.
     
  7. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    No if anything his latest posts proves even more that he has a damaged power cord.

    Someone else got this same problem and by switching the power cord it fixed it.
     
  8. pdocquier

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    Oh ok, If another guy had solved the same situation, it is good to know

    I just tought that a power cable only supply power and when you got a red-light, it indicate that power is succefully provided but probably not enough or somethingelse.
     
  9. DeltaBurnt

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    It may be giving power but not enough for it to actually do the full update [​IMG]
     
  10. GhostToast

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    delta, there are two different people posting problems here. one that has no light, and one that has light on. read above more carefully.

    and now a third. cause i have no light.
     
  11. starfighter1

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    ok i also have a problem the led never blinks no matter what no matter how you do it.....so im guessing my only solution is a replacement and i got mine from digimartz do they do exchanges?