R4 not detected by DS!

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  1. eyemessiah
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    After a lovely afternoon of playing with my R4 and picking stuff to put on my SD I got something of a fright when my DS stopped detecting the R4; like there was nothing in the slot at all.

    I tested with a normal cart and this booted fine. I noticed that if I held the R4 in, then the DS did in fact see it fine.

    So I dug out a very small screwdriver and swapped the R4 into the spare casing and I was very relieved to find that the DS could see it again, even without me holding it in. Being a curious sort I then swapped it back in to the first casing, and wierdly it is working fine again.

    Maybe popping it out of the casing a reseating it would have done the trick? Seems like it wasn't sitting quite right, and not making a full connection with the DS.

    Anyway I thought I'd post incase anyone has this sort of trouble.


    nevermind, back to playing now!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Thanks for the post.

    I have the same problem too, where I have to remove/reinsert the R4 in order for it to detect.

    I'll try reseating it in the case.
     
  3. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Not had it not detected, but I have noticed that on my brand new DS Lite when you put it in there's a little bit of resistance where it's only a little way in and then a "sprrink' sound as you break through the resistance. Doesn't happen with my DS phat or normal cart in my new DS lite. If I angle the R4 a bit I can manage to get it in without it, so i think I'd better do that incase I snap something in my DS or R4!
     
  4. eyemessiah
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    I've had one or two non-detection episodes since but reinserting the cart has fixed it each time. I'm not too worried if the worst I have to do is reseat the PCB seen as how its just one screw! Yay one screw!
     
  5. JakePsycho

    JakePsycho gold~king~house

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    LOL, my r4 didn't come with a seprate spare case, can i buy one? [​IMG]
     
  6. Alex658

    Alex658 GBAtemp Maniac

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    A four year old bump? o.O
    I don't think you can still buy an empty R4 case anymore.. :s
    You're better off buying the 1:1 clones that are made now, shame shoptemp's gone now.
     
  7. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    Or doing the paper trick
    Also, you fucking fail for that bump
     
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