R4 does not work when turned on

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by inaee46, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. inaee46
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    inaee46 Member

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    I got my R4 a few months ago when i was in college. Everything was fun and groovy until this month when my friend was using my DS turned on the DS and it says that there is no Slot on the DS. Recently, it has been happening so i will have to take the R4 and blow it and see if it works again. I was wondering if anyone know what the problem is or how i can fix this?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. g4med4d

    g4med4d GBAtemp Regular

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    I've seen it happened once in a while. What I did was just to reseat the R4 and all's good. Sometimes it took a couple of reseating to work. I've 2 R4 and it happened on the older(more than a year old) one.
     
  3. bryanbs9

    bryanbs9 Newbie

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    I had a problem with mine doing the same thing. I thought it was the SD card at first. But then I realized if I had no SD card in there, the R4 would simply give me the warning that there was no flash card in there. Anywho, I saw that my connectors were a bit dirty. So I took some rubbing alcohol and a cotton tip (cue tip) for your ear/nose whatever, and cleaned off the connectors. I havn't had a problem since. Worth giving a shot...
     
  4. inaee46
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    what do you mean by reseat the r4?

    thanks!
     
  5. g4med4d

    g4med4d GBAtemp Regular

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    power off the DS, remove the R4, insert the R4, power on the DS.
     
  6. shadowkillerdrag

    shadowkillerdrag GBAtemp Regular

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    Just take the r4 flash cart out blow on it and the ds slot-1 slot.
    Take the Micro sd out and blow on that a little then put it all back.

    thats what i usually do wen that screen pops up