R4ds Question

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  1. SpeedBump
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    I got my new R4 in the mail today, but I can't get it to work. Whenever I plug it into my DS, with or without the sd card(which has the files on it) it just goes to a black screen with white text that says LOADING...

    How can I fix this.
     
  2. Maz7006

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    format SD card and then try again

    for future reference, get something else, other than R4
     
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    Sounds like the wrong firmware. There are two million different type of fake R4 and they all use different firmwares. Make sure you get the right one.
     
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    How do I know which firmware to get?

    And the back of the box says something about 4g, 8g, and 32g SD cards. I'm using a 2g, could that be a problem?

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.19234 This is the one I bought if that makes a difference.
     
  5. andy249901

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    go to the website in the product description to get the firmware... if it still doesnt work then what i do with my original r4 when it does that is blow lightly into the sd slot without the sd inside...
     
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    Lots of various R4 firmwares here - http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/

    Try to match the firmware to whichever type of R4 yours claims to be. Failing that try them all, one at a time, until you find one that works.
     
  7. Dark^'^Knigh

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    A good start would be to read the box it came in, as this should tell you where to d/l the correct firmware. Failing that, advise us the "name" of the flashcart - R4SDHC, for example (given the box bangs on about 4,8,32gb sd cards, it prob suggests it's not an R4DS).
    99% of people would advise you not to buy any flashcart with "R4" in it's name these days (and rightfully so [​IMG]), but what's done is done. You will get it working once you advise all of the details on here.
     
  8. anaxs

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    look at the card
    there should be a website on the sticker
    go to that website and download the firmware and put it in
    before u do that download panasonic sd card formatter and format ur msd then put the firmware in and see if it works
    if not then im not sure wats wrong
     
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    Just go here.

    Download the newest firmware and unzip the contents to you MicroSd card and it all should work. If not contact dealextreme for an RMA to get you money back and buy something else.