R4DS Not detected...

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Unlimited, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Unlimited
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    Hi can someone help i just recieved a R4 for my mate but its not detected it goes to the normal screen when there is definitely a card inside :S Help someone?

    I got it from dealextreme.com
     
  2. Spikey

    Spikey Your Special Someone

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    Blow into you NDS Card slot then try again. [​IMG]
     
  3. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Have you installed the R4 firmware on the microSD card? You need this for the R4 to work.
     
  4. 7llusion

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    It willl still load if no firmware is inside, it will just say "NO SD/TF DETECTED"
    Illusion
     
  5. dbgtdob

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    i have the same problem, i have to take out the R4 and blow in the ds slot, there is dust inside my dsl, so the R4 does not read sorta like those old nintendo nes and snes games you need to blue to remove the dust on the contacts.
     
  6. aj421

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    Try to check for bent plastic pins on the back of the card.
     
  7. Unlimited
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    Thank you all for your replies [​IMG] I have sorted out the solution which was the DS Slot being dusty like spikeygcps2 and dbgtdob have said.

    Cheers all [​IMG]
     
  8. Kurai

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    so is that why mine sometimes doesnt work. my ds slot is dusty [​IMG] i thought my R4 was dieing on me lol
     
  9. Regiiko

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    It's always been a common problem with any game with cartridges, dating back to the NES systems x_x

    Wow, I feel old knowing this D'x
     
  10. JohnoBoy

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    Have the same problem here, DS says no DS cart inserted.
    Tried blowing several times. I have no problem with any other carts, so this boggles me.
    If anyone has any helpful advice I'd really appreciate. I just got this cart after three weeks wait from dealextreme and this bummed me out...
     
  11. D-Trogh

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    I only have my R4 3 days and he has this problem too..
    Well.. Today I first saw it ! I was playing Ranger and.. The game froze..
    I restarted my NDSL and my R4 wasn't booting.. - -'
    Took it out, put it back in.. restarted and loaded !
    Then.. some time later.. I turned on my NDSL and the R4 won't load..
    Took uou, put back in.. and I got the Warning message only halve on the screen :s (That was scary !)
    Now he's working just fine... but it's really anoying when it doesn't boot :s
    Maybe some bad contact ?
     
  12. dice

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    maby you guys should start cleaning round your rooms [​IMG]
     
  13. JohnoBoy

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    True dat... [​IMG]

    Anyway, I checked the card for a bit and on one of the contacts there was some sort of white liquid, like glue.
    After I (carefully!) scratched it off with some thin tweezers (Ones that came with Zoozen's console opening kit) it seems to work [​IMG]
    Is the DS supposed to boot straight to R4's menu? Seems I can't even click through the warning screen. And my DS isn't at Auto mode/
     
  14. Sinkhead

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    Yes it is supposed to skip straight to the R4 menu.

    - Sam