Supercard DStwo isnt showing up on ds menu

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  1. ajspeed11
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    i received my supercard DStwo from www.DSCartShop.com.

    i've formatted my sd card (8GB) using mac disk utility, and ive downloaded eos 1.10 and firmware 1.05 (links found on this page http://gbatemp.net/t282507-non-3ds-firmwar...s-2-flash-card) and ive extracted the files to my sd card. i then plugged the dstwo into my DSi XL ( ver 1.4.1E) and turned it on but it just shows the message "there is no card inserted in the DS Game Card slot" left it for ten minutes but nothing has changed.

    can anyone help? quite worried its a faulty card =/
     
  2. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    What's the advantage of using 1.05 over 1.09?
     
  3. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    Download latest files here.
    Now try it.
     
  4. ajspeed11
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    thanks for the suggestion unfortunately that hasn't worked. is there anything else i can try?
     
  5. Porobu

    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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    You have to format your SD with this SD Formatter
     
  6. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    Download the firmware 1.09. Ignore the message that says "for 3DS", because it also works on the DS and DSi.
     
  7. ajspeed11
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    I've tried formating with the SD Formatter and i have tried eos 1.11 and firmware 1.09, but still nothing appears in the menu.
    my two thoughts now are I'm currently using an unnamed SD card which could be faulty, so I've ordered a sandisk sd 8gb card, and my other thought is still that the supercard maybe faulty but i have no way of testing it. is there any other things that could be wrong? thanks for the advice so far
     
  8. Porobu

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    The card could be badly flashed
    Try this: http://forum.supercard.sc/thread-8384-1-1.html
     
  9. ajspeed11
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    thanks for the suggestion. finding someone with a ds or ds lite could prove difficult haha
     
  10. Buleste

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    From what I've read on both here and other forums a lot of people have issues with the DSi XL detecting flashcards. First try cleaning the contacts of the SCDS2 with isopropanol alcohol (most screen or glasses cleaners are isopropanol and water so they should be fine). The other thing to try that others have said works is place a piece of paper on the front of the SCDS2 and insert SCDS2 and paper into the DSi XL slot.

    IF your card isn't being detected by the DSi XL i.e. you are not seeing either a Fish Tycoon or Alex Rider then it is definitely not an SDHC card issue as the DS/DSi will be able to detect the flashcard even if there is no SDHC card inserted.
     
  11. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    That doesn't sound safe. At all.
     
  12. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

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    Which part? They are both safe and both work.
     
  13. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    The DSTWO is bulkier than most other flashcards. This insures good connection to the DS. It also means it is harder to get it out of the DS though. The paper trick is completely useless. And I wouldn't put anything liquid even near my DSTWO. It just doesn't sound safe.
     
  14. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    I'll leave this here:
    [youtube]uCLOxK6FpfA[/youtube]
    It applies to all cartridge-based games.
     
  15. Terminator02

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    tl;dw

    test #1 cartridge soaked in rubbing alcohol: cartridge works perfectly after dried
    test #2 cartridge washed in a washing machine: cartridge works perfectly after dried
    test #3 cartridge put in freezer over night: cartridge works perfectly after thawed
    test #4 cartridge left outside in canada during the winter w/ snow: cartridge eventually worked
    test #5 cartridge has multiple holes drilled through it, and through the circuit board: cartridge works with graphical glitches
    test #6 cartridge strapped to a ground firework (pointing outwards) on the exposed end: game still worked
    test #7 cartridge dropped from two stories: plastic casing broke, still works perfectly
    test #8 cartridge ran over by a car: plastic crushed, still works perfectly
     
  16. Rat.2

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    I dont know about test 5, 6, 7 and 8
    but 1-4 seem plausible

    i had no idea it could go through so much
     
  17. Terminator02

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    This was actually referencing NES cartridges, here's the video.
     
  18. Rat.2

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    That's quite a strong cart
    but virtually any electronics after being wet as long as they have been dried properly and no power has been sent through them while they were wet it should work.