R4 Problems

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Dymlos, May 28, 2008.

May 28, 2008

R4 Problems by Dymlos at 8:15 PM (1,633 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. Dymlos
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    Newcomer Dymlos Member

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    Hi,

    I have a R4 for more than a year and last week it started acting wierd. It oftenly hang on the " Loading... " screen or say " Couldn't find the SD/TF card ". I must remove the R4 and the microSD and re-insert them multiple times for it to work. I though at first it might be my microSD, but I got it at the same time I bought my R4 and it's working fine when I plug it on my comp. Is there any fix for that or my R4 is dead?

    If my R4 is dead, should I buy a new one or go with one of the news 1-slot cards? If so, which one should I get, I'm not much into homebrew and lots of features, all I need is one with great compatibility for games.

    Thanks in advance.


    EDIT- Luckily a friend came over with his Cyclo, I tried my microSD on his Cyclo and it doesn't work all the time. I guess this mean my microSD is dying. Thanks to everyone that read and tried to help.
     
  2. what a day

    Newcomer what a day Newbie

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    Have you ever tried to change either SD/TF cards with your friends'?
     
  3. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

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    And if you're R4 really does die, then buy a DSTT. It's only 19 bucks (While the R4 is double that), while it's faster. And if you don't like it's interface, you can use what's called the YSmenu, to make it look like a R4 GUI.
     
  4. what a day

    Newcomer what a day Newbie

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    Sorry, I didn't notice this.

    But how's tf card? got a chance to test it?
     
  5. Dymlos
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    Newcomer Dymlos Member

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    Sorry for late reply, I just got back home from a small trip with a friend.

    I called my friend with the Cyclo again and ask him if I could try his Sandisk 2GB, after putting the R4 firmware on it, I found out my R4 kept hanging on " Loading... " or " Couldn't find the SD/TF card ". I tried my microSD on his Cyclo again and it was working fine this time. I really don't know why my microSD wasn't working last time, but now it seem to be running fine on his Cyclo. I think my R4 might be dead for real.

    DSTT sound nice, but the only site I know that is safe is gamersection.ca and they sell it for 37$. I live in Canada and most of the time, buying from a U.S site cost more because of the shipping and borderline crossing fees. If I can't get any other sites, should I get the DSTT for 37$ or get the Cyclo for 54$? I don't really know which one is the best.

    Thanks.
     
  6. krazykirk

    Member krazykirk GBAtemp Fan

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    You can get a DSTT from Dealextreme for $20.50 USD, which shouldn't be that much of a problem since USD isn't worth anything anymore [​IMG] . They also offer free worldwide shipping, which makes it a good deal.

    If you do want to get it from Gamersection.ca, I would get the Cyclo instead, as it is a really good a quality cart, with a lot of features. The DSTT is more of a budget card, which gets the job done but lacks the extra features such as real time save, slow motion, and it's it doesn't cost that much more than the DSTT from that site.
     

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