my miniSD card came out of my M3 while playing...

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  1. xhaborymx
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    xhaborymx Advanced Member

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    my girlfriend was playing her old DS with the M3 miniSD. i guess while she was playing she accidentally pushed the SD card and it popped out. now her ds won't turn on. i tried switching the batteries and powering it up, and nothing seems to work. is this ruined forever? or is there some way to solve this problem? thanks for any and all help you can offer me.
     
  2. Renegade_R

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    You have to further explain the problem...take the batteries out for half hour...plug it in...see what happens...I doubt the M3 would have touched the firmware.

    The DS should have just crashed...the only other explanation would be the M3 shorted all your circuits and killed the innards...but that's highly unlikely
     
  3. omegatr0n

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    all i can comment on is that when i have my ndsl turned on and i put teh supercard into it restarts
     
  4. xhaborymx
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    i tried leaving the battery out all night. this morning, still nothing would happen. i even tried plugging in the DS without a battery in, and still it wouldn't turn on. which i guess means that the M3 shorted out all the circuits. has this ever happened to anyone before? if so, the M3 isn't really that great. i mean, it's not too difficult to accidentally push on the SD card while playing. thanks anyway.
     
  5. cornaljoe

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    Yeah looks like your DS board was shot. My neice had the same problem when she put her DS in her purse with no games inserted. When she took it out there was a penny in the DS slot and another in the GBA slot. The DS never turned on after that. Nintendo will repair it for free if its still under the 1 year warranty. You don't even have to pay for shipping. And they renew the warranty for another year! It was sent on Monday and got back by Friday. Nice service they have!
     
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    yeah, except there are two problems with that. first of all, she has the pink japanese DS, and i don't think nintendo's warranty service will still be good for an exported system. also, it was flashed with flashme, so i'm sure they won't be happy about that.

    interestingly enough, if it makes a difference, it turns out her charge cable is shot. i tried plugging her ds into mine, and the charge light briefly lights up. i'm starting to lean toward the fact that the charge cable was responsible just as much as her pulling out the sd cart and putting it back in while the DS was on was. thanks for all your help. i guess we'll have to look into getting nintendo to fix it. thank you.
     
  7. neojei

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    What you could do is buy another DS from a place that will ask no questions when you return it, and swap the main boards, then return it... I would feel pretty guilty doing that, but I guess my mind is corrupted enough to think of things like that, heh.
     
  8. lenselijer

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    you could open it up and fix the fuse that is blown on the motherboard...
     
  9. YodaBoy

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    " you could open it up and fix the fuse that is blown on the motherboard... "

    hehe, that’s if it even has a fuse in there.

    If it shorted out there is a slim chance a capacitor popped, easy enough to fix if you know what type. But you would have smelt it if that happened.

    Its more then likely a trace burnt out, that might have been fixable 15 years ago but now with multi layer boards and such tiny traces... good luck.


    did any one think to try an original game and a different charger?
     
  10. leoedin

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    the old DS's definately have fuses - have a look on google [​IMG]
     
  11. falco123

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    Wonder how this works. I have a slim SD, and I "ejected" the card while playing Castlevania. I could move around for a bit, but when I did any other action, the game froze. It was cute; reminded me of the good NES days. Everything was fine, though....how could that even mess anything up?
     
  12. RuroKami

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    My MiniSD card has popped out on me when I stuff my DS in my pocket. I was playing Tetris and it just froze. Turned it off and turned it on and everything was fine.
     
  13. GameDragon

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    Yes, the same thing always happens to me also.