r4 not reading data

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  1. debs43
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    hi newbie here, bought an r4 last year it was working fine until recently no it will not accept new games keeps coming up with message unable to read game data reinsert card and restart gb, can any one help please
     
  2. debs43
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    just checkedf again and message says

    could not access data turn off the power and reinsert the ds card

    thanks
     
  3. Wekker

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    before i continue
    which game is it?
     
  4. debs43
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    all games i have tried do not work

    my sims
    drawn to life
    picross
    imagine fashion designer
     
  5. Wekker

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    oh boy
    now i dont know what the problem should be...
    i thought the problem could be the arm7 fix, but the game you just showed didnt need a arm7 fix.
    so maybe you should try to update the firmware of R4ds
     
  6. debs43
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    im a bit of thicke blonde you know

    can you talk me through what i have to do

    thanks
     
  7. Jei

    Jei Translator and romhacker wannabe

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    Zillions of pixels far away~
    Try formatting your memory card and copying the games again.
     
  8. Wekker

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    before you do this, make first a BACKUP of your whole content on your micro sd card
    and trew everything off of your micro sd card
    visit this site http://gbatemp.net/index.php?dlcategory=34
    download the r4 loader 1.11 chose the language version of your r4ds
    and put the stuff you just downloaded on the sd card
     
  9. debs43
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    thanks i will give it a go
     
  10. Wekker

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    when you are inside R4 menu,
    do you still see the ICON of game? every game got a different icon
    if not the game you have is corrupted or it isnt correct transfered to the sd card
     
  11. debs43
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    every game icon appears and as it loads the message appears
     
  12. Wekker

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    and what is the result? whats your language of your R4ds?
    if it still not working, you should try the arm7 fix
    try the search option on this site, search for: arm7 fix or dslazy
     
  13. dodol

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    try to CRC the rom files. compare them with the original. bad microSD can make a mess like that.
     
  14. debs43
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    right i have made a backup and removed all data on card now how do i formatt the card thanks
     
  15. debs43
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    i have formatted the card and am now copying all data back
     
  16. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    What version of the firmware do you have on the SD card?
     
  17. debs43
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    how can if ind this out thanks
     
  18. debs43
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    yippee i think it works thanks for all your help
     
  19. ZAFDeltaForce

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    When you turn on your DS and your R4 boots up, your firmware version should be at the bottom left corner of the touch screen.
     
  20. moloko23

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    I have the exact same problem with some of the same games. Going to format now. Thought that could be the problem... Thanks for the thread.
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    moloko23