My DS has been bricked!

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by trae329, May 10, 2009.

  1. trae329
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    trae329 Newbie

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    Behind you.
    My DS Lite has been bricked accidentally by it shutting off at 1% in Flashme.
    I have an R4 and a CycloDS. I also am picking up a Supercard Lite on Monday.
    Yes, I did see the one Start + Select trick, it did not work.
    Please help me ASAP.

    trae329
    P.S I am new here.
     
  2. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    well, if START+SELECT do not work then im guessing you are screwed. how did the power turn off anyways?
     
  3. trae329
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    trae329 Newbie

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    Behind you.
    I shut it off. I am a noob at this, but i did see someone fix this using a Slot-2 card.
    I also have my Supercard Lite here, but i do not know how to fix it.

    trae329

    EDIT: Okay, I am buying a used ds lite tomorrow. Thanks anyway, KazoWAR!
    P.S. Do you have an account in Projectpokemon?
     
  4. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    What happens if you hold Start+Select with just the Supercard Lite inserted? Can you get to the Supercard menu?
     
  5. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    if you want, you could try the Parellel Port flashing thingy, which can recover you from a brick. But it needs you to dismantle your DS and solder stuff... If you're interested google DarkFader and find out how on his website.
     
  6. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

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    it's a lite, no soldering at all is needed

    just unplug the bios/wifi chip from working one
    put it in bricked one
    start flashme
    swap working for broken
    press xbxb
    wait till 100%
    ????
    profit!
     
  7. dark42

    dark42 GBAtemp Regular

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    R4 huh? Well, if it's a legit one (not a clone) you might be able to recover. I did this once and I recovered a bricked DS Lite. What you need to do is use a program called r4crypt (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=243) to encrypt the flashme installer and name it the same as that system file of the R4 (_DS_MENU.DAT) and put it on the root of the SD card. If you've flashed enough of flashme to have the recovery code in there you should be able to use Start+Select to boot up the R4 and continue flashing, and therefore unbrick.

    Got this info from this tutorial (http://www.allaboutgames.co.uk/blogs/2007/05/26/how-to-recover-a-half-flashed-ds-with-an-r4ds-or-m3-simply/), and I have personally used this info to recover a half-flashed DS Lite about 2 years ago. However if you turned off the power before flashme could write the recovery code in, you're SOL, your only option is to open up the DS and do a JTAG flash.
     
  8. House Spider

    House Spider In the GBAtemp attic.

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    It is possible to decode the generated _DS_MENU.DAT to work on clones so if he owns a clone he still has a shot.
     
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