One for the experts

Discussion in 'EDGE' started by Eldesi, Aug 30, 2010.

Aug 30, 2010

One for the experts by Eldesi at 8:14 PM (987 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. Eldesi
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    Newcomer Eldesi Newbie

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    Ok,
    So, two DS's in the house, White and Red. Red uses an Edge card, White uses an R4 card.
    So, Red has a problem, and a strange one at that. When powered on, sometimes the nintendo health and safety message comes on, then when a button is pressed or the screen is touched, the unit powers itself off. Sometimes, the edge menu loads perfectly, but, when a game is selected, the unit powers itself off. Ok, so the edge card is kaput right, only, it works perfectly in the white ds. Also, the R4 card from white gets stuck on "loading" when in Red, but works perfectly in white.
    So, mayhap the contacts, contacts cleaned, problem persists. Also, single game carts (cooking mama2, brain training) load and play perfectly..
    ..but then, brand new never used before R4 card (bought as spare) panasonic formatted and freshly loaded (no roms) gets stuck on "loading" ...and, (you guessed it) works perfectly on White.
    Lastly, have tried swapping around the microSd cards, with basically the same results.
    As this started after i'd had the wifi on, and if i were the paranoid type, it almost seems as tho the big N has inserted some "don't boot flashcart" code somewhere on Red.
    To summarise, everything works on white, nothing on Red except original games, which work perfectly.
    Any help appreciated.
    Mick.
     
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    Newcomer Eldesi Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    However i omitted to mention that that had been tested, both with a slip of paper in the actual slot, and also by the use of some tape over the end of both cards (R4 & Edge) to press the connection pins very tightly (almost got the Edge card wedged in there permanently). Further to that, after reading your reply this morn, i disassembled the Red Ds to check out the slot one pins at close range. Needless to say, they all looked fine.
    I (almost completely) agree that the symptoms point towards an iffy slot 1 but.. a malfunctioning slot one doesn't explain why original game carts function perfectly.
    Since my original message, Red now fails to switch on when the Edge card is inserted, but is fine with original carts still.
     
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    Thanks anyway PharaohsVizier, looks like i'm gonna hafta splash the cash i guess. [​IMG]
     

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