So I may have bricked/destroyed my R4...

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Deadly Life, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Deadly Life
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    So I just got an R4 card, a really cheap one (I don't have a lot of money) and it worked... for about 20 minutes. I was in the middle of updating it and I accidentally leaned on the power button for a little too long... and in the middle of a firmware update the 3DS got shut off.

    Basically, when I start it up, it says "An error has occurred. Please hold the POWER button to turn the system off."

    I know that it might be possible to fix it with another R4 card, but nobody I know has one. I only have access to a DSlite tomorrow if I can find a way to fix it.

    Anyone have any tips? I really dont have any money to buy a new R4 card, and I personally don't own any other DS systems other then my 3DS.
     
  2. Janthran

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    Unfortunately, you do need another flashcart.
     
  3. Latiken

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    You actually need both a DSLite and another flashcart.
    Unless you know someone else that has another flashcart, I would buy another one.
    Then you can fix the broken one.
     
  4. loco365

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    Even if you don't have a flashcard, if you have an Action Replay media edition (That has a Micro SD slot), you can grab an update file, run it on the AR, then swap the card for your R4 and update it again. You have to do this on a Lite or Phat, though.
     
  5. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    Or an ARDSi.
     
  6. godofwrath

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    I had this shortly after a mysterious update that didn't actually update the FW version of my 3DS, it was a small update that took seconds to complete. I'm not sure what was up with it or if anybody else had the same thing but after accepting that update, my R4 card no longer works - which is the only thing I can guess affected it. Since everywhere everybody is saying the card works on the newest -10 FW and there hasn't been an update on the card website so I really don't know. If anyone knows it'd be nice to hear about it. Thanks.
     
  7. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    If your card is bricked (which given what you just posted I think it is) you need to get another flashcart that will run on your system.
     
  8. RodrigoDavy

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    *Don't get mad, just joking :P
     
  9. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    LAWL. Now you changed your profile picture.
    I almost didn't recognize you.
     
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