R4DS physically STUCK in DS Phat

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  1. Garo
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    Now I did not put it in the ds, a retarded family member is responsible for that, and I am asking here on said member's behalf if it is safe to tear it out of the ds phat without risk of damage to either object or if there is a removal solution.

    Now, I can click it down and have it come back up, but just where its logo is visible, that final click, it is stuck. It'll go back in and out and stuff, but won't get past that final point.

    So the R4DS works and 2gb MicroSD card can come out and in, but I would like for it not always to be this way.

    Has this happened before, and was there something on the R4 my idiot didn't see to take off, be it some white paper strip for some reason or a peculiarly shaped rock?

    AHA and also, are there any earbuds that you can use with the DS that are wireless/cordless? I plan to use my DS's M3 moonshell player but I hate cord dealings and untanglings, they are not in my style.
     
  2. tedmg09130913

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    First check to see if front of cart or front sticker is sticking in the slot. If not then find out which side is sticking. With a thin piece of plastic on the sticking side you might be able to get the cart out again. As for the cordless earbuds they might not be such a great idea because they draw power in order to transmit the signal and the ds battery isn't that large.
     
  3. Another World

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    buy a triwing screwdriver from dx for 1.99 and open your phat.

    -another world
     
  4. Garo
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    Hey thanks, I'll try that when I get the chance. (DS is not immediately in front of me)
    So could it be a defect in the card?
     
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    Without seeing the cart, I can't say as to whether it has a defect. But the front sticker coming loose is possible . Maybe the cart was damaged or had something on it before it was inserted.
     
  6. Garo
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    Hm, the stuckness of the cart makes me think it's much stronger than a little adhesive that won't even stick to the r4 originally.
    I put a decent amount of tug, I have to be fighting some kind of solid obstruction... I don't want to break it.
     
  7. tedmg09130913

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    Maybe you might try inserting a thin piece of flat plastic along the right side of the cartridge:(with the cart label down) as you push it in. That way if it is catching on the latch you might get it to move out. Don't bother with the screwdriver idea as the cart is blocking a screw that has to be removed to get the bottom off.
     
  8. pokeboy100

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    How the hell did ur r4 get stuck in ur ds?
     
  9. InuYasha

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    Sounds like someone forced it in backwards which for your sake I hope is not the case.......
     
  10. Japhle

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    That is not likely the case as he/she stated stuff and you should read the top quote.
     
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    Take a look at the R4 when you get it out. Maybe the case is messed up. I have one DSTT that fits tighter than another...flash card builds are definitely not consistent.