R4 freezing often, occasionally not recognized

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  1. Banooneh
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    Newcomer Banooneh Newbie

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    Okay, so I've searched around, but everyone seems to have different answers on this subject, so I've decided to post this topic for a more up-to-date answer on it (Sorry.)

    In the last few days, my R4DS has been occasionally freezing up at random points during games; it doesn't appear to be one specific game, either - it spans more or less every game from various companies. Every so often, it even fails to recognize the R4, instead taking me to the regular DS menu, until I turn it off and reinsert the R4 cart and/or the MicroSD card. I'm using an authentic R4 (I'm 99.9% sure it's real), firmware 1.18, and a DS Lite. I have tried reformatting; in fact, it's only started happening SINCE I reformatted (last time I reformatted it was thanks to SD card corruption)

    I don't know what to do or what's causing the problem, whether it's the contacts or the DS itself or whatever. If you can help, thanks in advance.
     
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    use the panasonic formatter,then get YSMenu(read sticky)and on the step of using DSTT firmware 1.17a07 get a12 instead
    another fix-get a different flashcart
     
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    Banned Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    This happened to me, except it was only a few days since I opened the packaging and the SD Card hadn't been formatted before.. It means your SD Card will soon need to be reformatted again.
     
  4. Banooneh
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    Newcomer Banooneh Newbie

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    Is it because of me reformatting due to corruption? What'll happen if I don't reformat? ._.
    I've had my R4 for around a year now, so it's not exactly new
     

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