R4 doesn't boot sometimes

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by masterful, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. masterful
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    masterful Advanced Member

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    Hi guys, I bought my R4 like about 8 months ago and I've always had problems with it booting, but never really cared about it. It works; once its working it's working and that's the main thing. I think it's about time for some answers perhaps?

    Problem: At times the DS doesn't detect the R4 and boots into the start screen instead. Why is that? Anyone experiencing the same problem? Could it just be a faulty R4? I also sometimes got TF/SD Card errors with my TW 1GB Kingston (probably just the card reader/writer), but that was before I started using a JP 1GB Kingston.

    To fix it, I'd would just blow air onto the cart and the slot before I try again. Works about 1 out of every 4 shots.
     
  2. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    well thats what I do when it happens (rarely). I think it's common.
     
  3. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

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    I have the exact same problem, and asked it before on another forum, and its normal.
    Hundreds of people have the 'problem'.
     
  4. DarkAura

    DarkAura Offline

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    Over there.
    I have this problem too, but I don't think it's common. Did you take out your spring on the old model? That might be the cause.
     
  5. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    Happens to me but not often i just take it out and reinsert and it works.
     
  6. moggymatt

    moggymatt GBAtemp Regular

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    Jun 16, 2007
    This happens sometimes with anything cart based. I'd used to have to do the 'magic' blow on my SNES, worked a treat everytime.

    For all your R4 troubles or info please visit

    http://www.r4ds-forums.com/portal.php

    There always someone willing to help.
     
  7. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

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    This happens to you guys?

    I have never had connection problems. Ever. With the Old Shell and the New Shell.

    ~Nero
     
  8. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    I've never had a problem either, the last shell I used (1st Generation) was faulty entirely cause of my own use.
     
  9. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Oct 26, 2007
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    I have both the old model and the non-spring model, and I've only had this happen to me ONCE, with the old model.
     
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