R4 sleeping bug discovered (VIDEO)

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  1. ron555
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  2. BoneMonkey

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    i have my nds in sleep mode lots of time i never had this problem
     
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    Someone please wake up the bug.


    (Sorry couldn't resist) [​IMG]
     
  4. R-Unit 4

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    old...had this prob after sleeping for more than half an hour...
     
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    I think I've narrowed it down to the EZ-Flash IV. When it's inside of Slot-2, I sometimes have problems.
     
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    Haven't seen the video, but from the description of it, I have the same problem only with Advance Wars DS. I've got a EFA Linker II in slot 2, so dunno if it's related [​IMG]
     
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    Interesting, 7dev7null.

    So the plot thickens. Can you try it without the EFA Linker II?
     
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    Ok, now I saw the video, and it's exactly what happens. And just tested it without EFA... interestingly enough, it fixes the problem [​IMG] I've tested taking it off during the game too, and works the same way... magic! When I put it back, the bug's back [​IMG]
     
  9. Icarus

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    I put my ds in sleep mode lots of time but I never had a problem like this..
     
  10. bobrules

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    What's good about sleeping? Doesn't it use up battery?
     
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    in a game without frequent save points you can just close the lid if you need to do something else for a while (get off a bus/train, run to the shop for some bogroll when you've been playing on the shitter & realise there is nothing to wipe with :> ) without it eating your battery up.

    It does still use battery, but a lot less than running at full power.
     
  12. jalaneme

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    why don't you put the file on youtube? instead of putting on sendspace as not that much people can download the file due to proxies with their ISP.
     
  13. outphase

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    If the problem is what I believe you say it is, it reminds me of the flashme sleep "bug" where if you don't have a cart in, it'll flicker... but that is a different reason as yours is somehow linked to your slot 2... strange
     
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    The video is in MP4 format (AVS, H264); youtube won''t accept it.
     
  15. hankchill

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    I've had the same problem before.

    However, I've never put a cartridge on Slot-2 so that's definitely not the case.

    When the bug happened to me, I would soft reset, choose another game (didn't matter which) and even that game would have the sleeping bug.

    I powered off, back on, and still had the same bug.

    It was only when I removed the R4 from the cartridge slot, and then reinserted it, did it start sleeping again properly -- it's been sleeping for over 5 hours without one wakeup, so the length of time that it sleeps is not an issue.

    Bug report to R4 [​IMG]

    --Henry
     
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    i had a similar problem a few days ago.
    i was playing lunar knights and i closed the ds to take a break, but after i opened the ds again the game froze and i had to do a restart
     
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    Cool. Thanks.

    OK, for the people having problems -- can you post up your setup? Here's mine

    Nintendo DS Lite
    Flashme v7
    Slot 1 = R4 (latest firmware)
    Slot 2 = EZ IV Deluxe Lite (latest firmware)
    Cory's Header patch for the EZ IV Deluxe

    What could be causing this?
     
  19. adgloride

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    DS lite
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    Slot 1 = R4
    Slot 2 = Supercard lite

    I've never had problems with the sleep mode. Maybe it could have something to do with Cory's Header patch. Can't see how though.
     
  20. darquarma

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    From my limited knowledge about how the DS works, I believe that there are 2 connectors on the DS cart (and R4 cart) that allows the DS to sleep properly. Cleaning these connectors should solve the sleep problem, methinks.