R4 Issues, what should I get?

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Nov 3, 2010
  1. vodoochild81
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    Sorry I am not too up on things but my R4 card is getting annoying. It crashes a lot..In game and especially when I put it in sleep mode. I am guessing this is because it is old. I don't want to spend too much but what is the best card I should get now that runs smoothly, and all my saves will easily transfer over. I currently have I wood installed and I still am getting crashes. Thanks in Advance, and if anyone can post a link on a good deal and a reputable dealer that would be awesome. Thanks.
     
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    its prob cause its not connecting in the ds properly you could try the paper trick or if you want to get a new card but need spend alot acekard is your best bet, its cheap but has really good compatibility, every game plays on it so far
     
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    What is the paper trick? Where is a good place to get an acekard?
     
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    This is the paper trick, it might help your R4. (Though the picture is of an Acekard)
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    A good place to buy an acekard is Shoptemp, $16 with reliable free shipping.
     
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    Do acekards also have this problem? Do u have a tutorial for that? I dont wanna screw my stuff up.
     
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    Acekards are known to sometimes have contact issues, but I had recently ordered one, and found the build quality was much better than the past 2 units I ordered.

    A new acekard should be better than your old R4, but another possible issue could be you have a dodgy microSD card.
    Try formatting your microSD card with Panasonic SD formatter, remember to backup your data before you format since it'll delete everything.
     
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    I actually tried using that Panosonic SD formater, and it was dodgy itself. After I formatted the card it would not read on my PC or my Mac so I had to reformat it again and it worked. It also reformatted and ruined a USB device that was just sitting in my lap top and i lost a ton of information. Weird right?

    I think its this coming loose problem because it happens mostly whenever there is some kind of knock like if i drop the ds on my lap or by closing it, and when it happens I turn on the DS and the card does not load..then i take the R4 out and put it back in it works, So I def thought something came loose. That fits.

    Is there a tutorial to try the paper thing?
     
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    I tried to put the paper in the R4 but its too tight, i cant fit any paper in there.
     

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