Missing sticker, maker of DS flashcart unknown

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Jul 8, 2011
  1. nfan
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    Hi!

    Does anyone have an idea which flashcart the following pics show?

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    I've tried using firmware for original R4, WoodR4 and Edge, but all without success! (DS got stuck at loading screen, see picture above.)
    For testing I used a 2 GB microSD card.

    The SD card slot is NOT spring loaded.

    Any help would be appreciated. [​IMG]

    Edit:
    All pics in this post now. Added info about card slot. Added info about used SD card.
     
  2. TheDreamLord

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    Its an original r4 [​IMG]
    Edit: Or Acekard? Eh maybe just a random r4 clone
     
  3. wasim

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    Not R4i-sdhc anyway

    BTW what does it show when there no firmware in the sd card ??
     
  4. jamesaa

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    Maybe it's really old and is an M3 DS Simply? i seem to remember that having those curved edges (it was after all just a rebranded R4, with a resistor to prevent each others firmware)

    Not sure if Wood would have worked on that though [​IMG] not a wood user myself so not sure.

    edit: forget that, just dug out my old m3 simply and it does not have curved edges...
     
  5. Buleste

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    The Loading text looks a little like AKAIO to me so AceKard or a clone?
     
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    Yeah it seems its an acekard clone. Loading screen, cart shape, lol so yeah
    Conclusion:
    Acekard or clone
     
  7. Coconut

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    It looks like my original R4 card.
     
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    Take it apart, but be careful.
    Post some pics here.
     
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    well it isnt a r4 iii revolution so -1
    all you can do is to go to all the cards firmware ,download them all and try them..........
    it will take like forever but hopefully for like 2-3 days you will make your card work

    All flash cards firmwares
     
  10. TheDreamLord

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    same. thats y i first post i said it might be an r4 :/
     
  11. nfan
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    Thanks for all your replies so far.

    If I don't put in a SD card or one without any files, the loading screen looks exactly like the last pic I posted in my first entry (so no change there). Maybe the flashcart can't access the SD card at all?

    I've now also tried the firmwares for M3 Simply (how could I've forgotten about that first R4 clone [​IMG]) and Acekard, but still no luck...

    So I've taken the flashcart's shell apart and here are the pics from the inside:

    see first post

    I've also considered the option of an R4 clone, however, like someone already pointed out, I don't know if I feel like testing 50+ different firmwares. [​IMG]

    Anyway, with the pcb pics posted, I hope somebody will be able to identify the flashcart without this torture. [​IMG]

    Edit:
    Removed pics and info about SD card slot (now already in the first post).
     
  12. Mbmax

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    It doesn't seems to have any flash memory on board so it's not an firmware upgradable flashcart.
    And i think it doesn't support microSDHC, so you should try with a 2GB.
     
  13. Coconut

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    Well, try Wood, cause I think it's an Original R4 [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks but I already mentioned in my first post that it didn't work with the Wood firmware (unless I did something wrong, of course).
     
  15. nfan
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    Sorry, didn't mention that I tried with a 2 GB SD card from the start (now added to first post).
     

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