Problem with G6 REAL (?)

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Dead Ghost, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Dead Ghost
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    Dead Ghost GBAtemp Regular

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    Last night was working ok, this morning, i've turned it on (ds lite+g6 real) and there were no games or saves on the card. Nothing! The NDS folder was empty. I reformat the card (through the ds) and copied back all my games and is working, for the moment.
    My luck was i didn't have any important saves on the card (just 2-3 saves, from some games that i've just started). But what if it will happen again, and this time i will lose a save from the middle (or end) of a hard game (say Contra 4 [​IMG])? I think i will go berserk if that happens.
    So....Why this happend? Is my card faulty?? How i can prevent this in the future? I paid for my G6 1gb real some 60$, so it's not cheap. [​IMG]
     
  2. imz

    imz GBAtemp's vigilante

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    Damn straight! mines messed up beyond solution (Games can't access the save battery) it's been like that for some time now. I paid good money for mine too and it worked for like just over a month, I treated it well, if I never manage to get it fixed, well I guess all I can say is it's a con.
     
  3. Codekingmss

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    Mine has worked great. It only corrupted when i bumped it loose while copying a game.

    I do have a habit of backing up weekly because of my M3 adapter though so any corruption is minimal.
     
  4. squall3031

    squall3031 GBAtemp Regular

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    same here....but the one at fault was my retarded brother. He did it twice and now for some stupid reason, when i connect it to PC, it's asking for a driver. It wasn't like this last time. Does anyone know how to fix this?
     
  5. Dead Ghost
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    Dead Ghost GBAtemp Regular

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    I don't know, but after i formated it (from the ds), it works ok, i hope it will stay this way.
     
  6. squall3031

    squall3031 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah, I just looked at the documentation on how to format it properly. Now it's fixed but we had a fight already. Still, i wanted to bash his stupid head in. Everything he touches, they break. I lost my save files too....
     
  7. Codekingmss

    Codekingmss Member

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    Anytime the PC won't see it. Wipe it from within the G6DS loader program.
     
  8. xJonny

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    It's probably that it came loose after you connected it to the PC or something which corrupted it.
     
  9. Arno

    Arno GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah, I had a similar problem, just that all the files on it got corrupted, not erased. Had to format, as well, though.
     
  10. Wightslayer

    Wightslayer GBAtemp Regular

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    Join the club, man. That happened to me and I didn't back up so it was even worse. Man...I was just about to finish pokemon TT_TT
     
  11. CYatta

    CYatta GBAtemp Fan

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    Just going to add that if ya'll get data corruption, there ARE pen drive data recovery programs. I've had my card corrupted about, 4 times already. Managed to save my .0s using some "Data Doctor Recovery" application. It's a pretty wonky looking application (on of those cheap dime a dozen looking "MP3 TO WAV RM WMVetc" setups), but it does the job. There may even be better ones. Just though I'd toss that out there since everytime I read about corrupted data, I only ever see people getting sad that they had to format. You can recover it first [​IMG]
     
  12. Dead Ghost
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    Dead Ghost GBAtemp Regular

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    Thank you CYatta for the tip. [​IMG] I didn't know they work well for flash memory. With the hdd recovery programs i didn't have any luck in the past retrieving data form a hdd failure...
     
  13. qal

    qal Member

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    2 fix this prblem all u hav 2 do is leve tha g6 card connected 2 the pc and it recharges the internal battery thts it easy as pie hmm pie
     
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