Question about the R4

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by imgod22222, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. imgod22222

    imgod22222 GBAtemp's Original No-faced Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    United States
    Is it supposed to not always get detected by the DS? I mean, lately, about 40% of the time I turn it on, it goes straight to the DS's menu, and not the R4's. And then it detects nothing in slot1. Is this normal? Is there a fix?
  2. jtroye32

    jtroye32 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 8, 2006
    United States
    you probably don't have a solid connection between your DS and the contact points of your r4. try pressing the r4 casing together around the edges to make sure it's not loose.
  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    You could try putting some tape on the back of the R4 over the area where the contacts are on the other side. That could help press the contacts of the R4 against the contacts of the DS better.

    Sometimes, the contacts just get tarnished. In that case, you could try cleaning the contacts, or even simpler, just eject/insert the R4 a few times to sort of clean the contacts. I use the eject/insert method to great success.
  4. madlobster

    madlobster Member

    Oct 21, 2006
    United States
    I took mine apart and stuck a piece of paper folded a few times behind the circuit board. Same idea as Rayder mentioned with the tape, but hidden.
  5. zeppo

    zeppo change my avatar!

    Jul 30, 2007
    United States
    you can do the tape thing, but on the inside...

    p.s. that makes your r4 heavier. lol