Strange problem with a friend's DS phat top screen

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by kuroharu, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. kuroharu

    kuroharu Newbie

    Dec 12, 2005
    Hey there,

    A friend of mine is having a problem with his good ol' Phat DS. In games with lots of effects or fast paced action, like Sonic Rush Adventure, the top screen (and ONLY the top screen) gets a HUGE slowdown to the framerate, and 3 or 4 horizontal lines appear on the screen. His DS is not modded, and he's using a R4 flashcard. I thought that maybe it could be a problem with the flashcard, so I tried using mine (it's a R4 too), and it had the same problems. He had no problems at all with normal original cartridges.
    Any idea of what's the cause of the problem here?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
    Sounds like a (very rare) hardware problem. Probably not the screen or connections, I suspect physical damage to a main component. $30 will get you a new mobo on ebay, that may or may not fix it.