R4i Gold Plus Stopped working!

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  1. Fatmike1993
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    I updated my r4i gold plus from r4ids.com and it wont even appear on my 3dsxl or DSL anymore no icon or anything how can i fix this and can i?

    EDIT: By update i mean the .nds file you run on a DSL to update its firmware so it runs or a higher 3ds or dsi version
     
  2. EyeZ

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    When you say you updated it, what do you mean the firmware or kernel?
     
  3. Fatmike1993
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    firmware
     
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    Well i can see 2 likely options here

    1. It has developed a contact issue, try the paper trick

    2. You may of bricked it, did you follow the update procedure, i mean did it update fully without interuption to completion?
     
  5. Fatmike1993
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    1. i tried this but it didnt work

    2. yes i think so it said "update complete power off system" the card was showing up as a green four leaf clover with the game title "Konami Digital Entertainment" on my 3ds and DSL but now its showing up as nothing, a blank card on my 3ds and no game card inserted on my DSL
     
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    If you are absolutely sure that you did the firmware update correctly, try another microSD to rule out a microSD problem.
     
  7. Fatmike1993
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    ok ill try that
     
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    i put fresh kernal onto another sd card and it is still not appearing mabye i did update wrong what options do i have if i did?
     
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    If you are sure you done the paper trick correctly then it does sound like you've bricked it.

    I think there is a method, i read a thread yesterday where jimmyemunoz described how to do it, i'll see if i can find it and link you to it.


    EDIT: have a read of this http://gbatemp.net/topic/332027-patch-r4igold-3ds-with-m3lite/
     
  10. Fatmike1993
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    would an r4 for DSL only work for this technique?


     
  11. EyeZ

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    I don't know, i haven't used that technique.

    If your card is bricked, you aint got nought to lose anyway :)
     
  12. Fatmike1993
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    well the firmware updater just freezez when i try to start it up with the bricked card in the system after loading it on my r4 origonal
     
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    oh well guess ill just order another one but i wont be getting this one again... its pretty crap if its going to do this after a day... :/
     
  14. jax604

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    the exact same thing happened to me today.... but mine is a r4i 3ds gold from r4ids.cn. i did the update on my ds lite, no error/interuption or anything like that. but after the update icon doesnt appear anymore? and i downloaded it from here, the one for r4i 3ds gold of course. http://r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.html

    list of things ive tried:
    -different systems, 3ds, ds lite, ds phat
    -5 different microsd
    -paper trick
    -using the panasonic formatter

    thinking about giving up and picking up another cart, ive did some reasearch, was leaning toward a acekard 2i, then i saw people complaining about slow updates/contact issues. any other suggestion? if none i'll probably give in and just get a dstwo. :P
     
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    Sounds like the update didn't apply properly, yeah you'll need a new cart.
     
  16. jax604

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    update from my previous post:
    ok so i decided to pick up a dsi xl cuz it was on sale for $109, the weird thing is the r4i gold 3ds(r4ids.cn) works on the new dsi xl, but not the rest of my systems(3ds,ds lite, ds phat).

    so i decided to try the paper trick again, this time i made it thicker and it almost got stuck in the ds lite/ds phat slot, so i dont think its contact issue. its not the systems problem since my real game carts work fine on them. anyone know or heard of this issue? i know my dstwo is already on the way, but it would be nice to fix this too for friends to use. thanks