R4i3D issues with DSi. Please help!

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  1. mpfterd
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    My girlfriend got me a DSi for Christmas, and I immediately ordered an R4. I ordered the R4i3D ( http://www.dhgate.com/r4i3d-v1-41-v1-4-1ca...ef21da5db0.html ) and purchased a 4GB MicroSD card to use with it. I formatted the MicroSD card and put in the Game Played Kernel via http://www.r4i3d.com/index.htm?c=gamekernel (R4i English V1.4.1L).

    I played games for hours on end for four days and on the fifth day, my DSi was unable to read the card. It wouldn't show up at all. My DSi said that there was no game cartridge and occasionally it would appear again if i restarted repeatedly, but an error message kept showing up and saying to restart the DSi and check the manual for troubleshooting issues.

    The R4i3D is supposed to support the latest firmware update, and as far as I knew my DSi was running on V1.4.1U the entire time I was playing.

    I don't know what the issue is and truth be told I am new to the scene of R4's so please excuse me if this is just me sounding stupid. Please try to help me out. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.
     
  2. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    1. You have a shit card. Go buy a new one.
    2. You're having contact issues.
    3. You have a shit card. Go buy a new one.
     
  3. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    This
    And go buy a new one
     
  4. ShadowFyre

    ShadowFyre GBAtemp Fan

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    As brutally honest as he was, he's right. The R43D is about as fake as it can get. Go for an original R4, which will be able to play the newest games.
     
  5. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    Or go with something that'll support his 4gb MicroSD and that'll work on his DSi
    Like an R4i Gold or an Acekard2i
     
  6. ShadowFyre

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    Eff you're right. Sorry, being careless >_
     
  7. mpfterd
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    mpfterd Newbie

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    fuuuuuuck thats really not what i wanted to do but i guess i have no other option. thanks for the advice.

    but i dont understand why the card worked for a few days and then just shitted out on me?
     
  8. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    The gold plates don't make proper contact with the slot-1. You could probably do the paper trick, but you are really just better off with a more reliable card that isn't a cheap unsupported clone. And you can get one pretty cheap too
    I suggest this or this
     
  9. Snailface

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    I actually had this card for a while. I bought it as a joke because it had the Nintendogs puppy shopped on the front and claimed to be future compatible with the 3DS. I couldn't resist, and because it was $4.62 I thought what the hell, it's priceless for the comedy. Although the box indeed was priceless the card is absolute, pure sin. It's a TTDS clone for one (the worst kind IMHO) ,additionally, it takes like a minute for the roms to load. So I just gave the card away and kept the box. (unfortunately, you have the Kid Icarus version which has no practical or comedic value--totally worthless) [​IMG]

    I think your card might have stopped because you updated to 1.4.1? These shady clone merchants have been known to lie about firmware compatibility, but it could just be lousy build quality.
     
  10. mpfterd
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    mpfterd Newbie

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    thank you guys for the help i appreciate it

    since i have to replace it, which card would work better? the R4i Gold or the Acekard 2i?
     
  11. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    R4i Gold is cheap.

    Ak2i has more features.
     
  12. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    I have both and I prefer the R4iGold:

    *firmware updates every 2 or 3 weeks not 3 months
    *faster OS
    *much better build quality
    *cheaper
    *better battery life (personally tested them)
    *no spring loaded card slot -- less chance of breakage
    *pre-flashed to work with 1.4.1, Acekard isn't (ridiculous, I know)
     
  13. Pyrmon

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    I would go for the Acekard2i because it has a few more features(AAP)
    But the R4i Gold as slightly better build quality(my opinion)
    Otherwise, they are very alike
     
  14. zizer

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    r4i gold has one advantage - wood
     
  15. bjorno

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    I would go for acekard. Don't tell me that you are going to try out another r4 lol.
     
  16. 8BitWalugi

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    How about the SCDS2, if you have some money to burn that is, they don't come cheap.
     
  17. zizer

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    it is right decision