R4DS Wont work help please

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Oct 22, 2010
  1. pigsbladders
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    I've had a few DS Lites over the years and a few R4DS and TTDS cards, and I've never had a problem that I couldn't fix myself but this really confusing me.

    Bought a secondhand DS Lite of a mate, works fine playing any original game I've tried and so far no problems.

    Put my own R4DS cartridge in, which I know works as I'm just about to finish Final Fantasy, I switch it on and it goes to the loading screen and then switches off.

    Tried my TTDS card again which I know works and same thing happened.

    I've tried various combinations and with new firmware for various cards, but it always switches off at the same point

    Also if I switch on DS without the cartridge in and then put in when it's on main screen it again switches off.

    Help me
     
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    just to clarify
    Is it a blank screen or does it literally turn off?
     
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    Pops up with loading then it goes black screen and then the green light turns off
     
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    Are the gold teeth (pins) bent? Take a look inside they might be bent out of shape.
     
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    I did have a look at the pins already and to be honest they look ok, but i'll make sure it could only be bent a little bit i suppose
     
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    All the pins look fine, none are bent that I can see, but i do have an idea to see if any pins are slightly out of place, will let you if it helps
     
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    Try the paper trick.
     
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    The Paper trick, please ellaborate on what exactly is the paper trick
     
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    Search gbatemp.net or Google for instructions. It's a procedure to put a thin layer of paper under the PCB where the contacts are, raising the contact points a tiny little bit.

    It seems that the contacts of flashcards are just a tiny bit lower than commercial cartridges, just out of reach for the DS. The paper trick solves this problem.
     

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