Problem with the R4

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by demispike, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. demispike
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    Hi Guys i would like to ask some questions i got an R4 english version and it keeps saying loading when i start the DS even without an Micro SD card can u guys tell me what to do? i would open the r4 if i can
     
  2. Splych

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    try taking a pic of the internals of the R4

    then take another picture of the outside of the R4 ( with shell )

    this way we can tell by the chips inside of it !

    but make sure the pictures are back to back

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    oh and also what SD card do you use ?
    cause with my R4 it kept on getting stuck on the loading screen with my Kingstoon 2GB Made in Jap. SD Card

    but then once i switched to my Patriot 2GB SD card the loading sing went away

    but then i opened my R4 then found out it was fake T_T
     
  3. demispike
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    Thank you for replying i also think that this is fake because when i start it up it says e7ds or something like that in the top screen right down corner

    and i also use a kingston 2gb but its made in taiwan
     
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    It may be fake, so don't download any updates.
    Try formatting the card to FAT16
     
  5. demispike
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    FAT16?
     
  6. Tanas

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    It sounds like that your R4 is broke, without a mem card you should get the message "Couldn't find the SD/TF card"
     
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    or you must download the e7ds software [​IMG]
     
  8. demispike
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    isn't any way to fix it because its my 6 year old sister one and i would like to do anything for it
     
  9. Ferrariman

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    Buy a new flashcart thats not an R4.
     
  10. Another World

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    the problem is that your r4 is fake. i have multiple 2gb japanese kingstons and for more than a year they have worked perfectly on my r4. i use them everyday, writing to them, erasing data, adding movies. i've even encoded dpg's right to the msd (i'm lazy!). i wrote to one of them more than 500 times in a 4 month period while i wrote my nesDS compatibility list. that card is actually still my main card that i use daily for all my homebrew, movies, music, and games.

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