R4 DS broken?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Patrick472, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Patrick472
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    I got the R4DS for free from a friend of mine who's got a 3DS, but I'm only getting my DS Lite tomorrow. So I went on with continuity testing with a beeping multimeter. Everything looks fine, except that pins 2 and 3 on the cartridge don't beep at all. Is it normal?
     
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    Does the R4i still work? Not every flashcard uses every pin as far as I know.
     
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    pin 3 is not used at all, but pin 2 really is. there was a trace connecting it to the processor, but this trace was broken. I fixed it with solder and a thin copper wire (pretty risky, almost bridged pins 1 and 2), now it's up and running. Oh, by the way it's the R4DS, the first model