R4i Gold 3ds Problems

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  1. Timbalin
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    Hello, i have a huge problem with me flashcard. I forgot to update it before launching it on my recently updated 3ds, and it was bricked. What do i do now? The emblem on the card ( picture that shows up when you put in the card) was a drawn asian man, not sure if that helps what version i was running, i heard that indicates what version i was on. I followed instructions from a site regarding updating the flash card via another ds console, and it didn't work, kept on giving me errors. What shall i do? do i have to buy another one? Sorry to be a bother in this forum, thank you for your time.
     


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    What site on the cart?
    What happens when you try to run it?
    What errors when updating?
     
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    http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149 Purchased it here, it was working perfectly before i updated my 3ds.
    When i try to run it, the 3ds tells me to refer to the manual and i have to turn it off
    Well it tells me that "FAIL" or the update isn't found. No idea what to do now.
     
  4. Gabelvampir

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    What is the URL printed on the cartridge label?
     
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    Am i the only one having this problem?
     
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    On the back of the cart, there should be a number or a letter above the right-side contacts.
     
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    All i see is the Letter C on the backside.
     
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    What does the C represent?
     
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    The revision number, but I don't have any advice beyond here, all mine are older revisions.
     
  11. Timbalin
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    So i'm pretty much screwed? have to buy another one? can't think of any other forum that can help me out.
     
  12. Gabelvampir

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    What exactly do you mean by "it is bricked"?
    If it simply won't play any more, update it with the update from the site on you card another (for example a friend's) unupdated 3DS or DS Lite/Phat.
    If you did not so in the past you'll have to cut a circuit on the card for it to work, after you updated.
    I also have a r4ids.cn card from the C revision, mine works after I updated it with the newest 3DS firmware, so yours should too.
     
  13. Pong20302000

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    open the cartridge and take a picture of the cart

    depending on what we see it will either be the cart cannot be updated to work on 6.2.0 or it will be able to thought applying a update by running a .nds file on a console it can load on (DSPhat or a DSLite)
     
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    Well revision C should all be compatible with the recent update, shouldn't they? It is a bit hard to say, as they sometimes relabel hardware and never talk about all their unsupported models.
     
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    there are indeed RevC's that wont update
    its unlikely but worth checking the mainboard and then can tell straight away
     
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    Ah ok did not know that. *sigh* you can't even trust their revision numbers? I hate these weasely guys.
     
  17. Pong20302000

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    there not bad
    its just the Metroid cards had a bug in them
    and there was from what we can assume from that patch got sent back and re-made, still couldnt update after they re-shipped
     
  18. Timbalin
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    Well when i put the card in my 3ds, it won't load the menu, tells me to refer the the game manual, but when i insert it in a dsi, it works just fine.



    Any video or picture instructions to opening it up without damaging it?
     
  19. Pong20302000

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    run your nail along the joint on the edge and it will just pop open and pull it gently apart, you will have 2 sides of the plastic casing and the PCB which once you have taken a photo you can just push back together and will jsut fit back into place
     
  20. Gabelvampir

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    Yeah then it is not really bricked, but let's not mince words.
    Just pry the plastic shell carefully open with something sturdy and thin, or with you finger nails. The 2 parts of the plastic shell should only be stuck together, not glued of anything. Just be carefull not to break any plastic, especially the tabs.