R4i will not work in my XL but will on other XL systems

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  1. netboy1991
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    Ok guys really stumped on this one. Never seen this before. I have a DS XL that will not even show R4 is "insterted". Now if I insert a regular store game it sees it so the socket/slot is good. If I try the R4 card on another XL it works just fine. Both are running firmware 1.4.4 so not sure what is going on. Again i thought the socket was bad on it but the fact that it "recognizes" a store game tells me the socket/ slot is fine. Any other thoughts or suggestions??

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    Probably a contact issue...use the paper trick
     
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    if it shows no cart inserted for the flashcard but shows normal games fine, then the flashcard is dead or having connector issues
     
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    Well we can rule out dead, since it works on another DSi XL.
    You can try and fix the issue with the paper trick: http://gbatemp.net/topic/231412-solving-acekard-contact-issues/
     
  5. netboy1991
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    thanks for the suggestions guys... its really odd the paper trick semi worked. The XL sees the flashcart now but when I try to launch a game goes to a blank screen!! Again this R4 works fine on other XL's. Should I send back to nintendo for a replacement socket?? The problem is the store games work fine. Also I gave tried numerous R4 cards and only have an issue with this paticular unit. really strange...Im thinking it still has to be a contact issue of some kind
     
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    I think your contacts for SLOT-1 need a good clean.
     
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    I assume you are using the same µSD card and software on the other systems?
    If so, it's still contact issues, but you can always try and back up your µSD to your pc and format the µSD card with the Panasonic SD Formatter tool.
     
  8. netboy1991
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    Yes same SD card and firmware. thanks for the ideas. Guess I will send it in to Nintendo. I have cleaned the contacts in SLOT A with compressed air, q-tip and alcohol etc. to no avail..
     

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