My Cyclods starting to die?

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Aug 16, 2009
  1. Ericthegreat
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    I've had my cyclods for about 8 months now and I love it, 90% of the time it will boot just fine but lately (bout the last 2 weeks?) 1/10 or so times it will either go to recovery menu with Self Test Failed press A to load from microsd or it will load but say no microsd care is inserted. Anyone know if theres a fix? Could it just need to be cleaned? Its not really a big problem since it works most of the time but its just a little weird when it does happen [​IMG].
     
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    Here are some tips to get your Cyclo back and running like new:

    Clean the Cyclo's contacts.
    Clean your DS's game slot.
    If possible, open your Cyclo and clean the microSD slot. Don't attempt this if you have no experience with electronics.
    Reformat your microSD or get a new one.
    Tape a piece of paper over the CycloDS sticker, or just stack some tape on the sticker if you still want to see it.
     
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    Already reformated, whats the best way to clean the contacts/ds slot i'm kinda afraid to use alchohol? I'm not really scared of opening my cyclods but I'd rather not.
     
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    To clean the contacts or anything else in DS or cyclods card use only isopropyl alcohol which is not offensive.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol
    u can buy it in some stores
     
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    Is 70% ok (rubbing alcohol) or do I need to find 100%?
     
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    I actually wanna know more about cleaning contacts too. [​IMG]

    Some times my Cyclo DS Evo HW 1.2 either refuses to read. (Pop it in and out twice, and it works again.)

    Thanks,
    Adr990
     
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    use what i said..
    its the only thing u should use... u can even drop inside the cart and wait like 20 mins for it to dry and it will work like a charm [​IMG]
     
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