Supercard Freezes randomly

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by whitey012001, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. whitey012001
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    whitey012001 Member

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    I'm new to this forum I was recommend this site on another forum.

    I have 3 supercards, 2 are frezing up on regular occasions. It is very random, I have read a lot of the posts on here but the difference is when I do both tests I do not get any psram errors. I have tried different versions of the os, and different microSD card.

    Has anybody come across this and better still no the solution. BTW I am very new to this so please don't be offended if I ask stupid questions. I only found out today that you can real time save on the supercard after owning 3 for a year!

    Thanks in advance

    Neil
     
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    crazyazn5 Advanced Member

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    Have you already used the search button? There have been a lot of topics based on this problem.

    One solution is to backup everything on the card, then reformat it.
    Use panasonic formatter (thats how i fixed mine)
     
  3. whitey012001
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    Yes, I have seached. I downloaded the panasoinc formatter and am going to try that later.

    The thing I can't get my head around is, I have the supercards. I freezes up all the time, every couple of minutes. One freezes every 30 minutes, the other once every now and again.

    I will try the formatter and let you know how I get on.

    Neil
     
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    I have tried reformatting with the panasonic program using the info from this sight, put the roms back on and it still freezes. It seems to freeze on certain games. I played mario kart for ages with no problems. Loaded up brain training and it kept freezing.

    Any ideas?

    Neil
     
  5. rasputin

    rasputin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Do you have DMA checked 'on' ?

    Try putting a fresh OS v3.0sp4 on and make sure to grab the latest 20thDec update for it.
     
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    Thanks, I will check the DMA option, what does it do? I think I have the latest software on but I will but it back on.

    Thanks

    Neil
     
  7. CompCrash

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    DMA I think speeds up read and write to the card.

    I have the same issue, very rare, only once in a while. Other the Casltevania PoR, which freezes some times when someone talks or a menu is opened. I was wondering if there is something for individual games for fixing it?
     
  8. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    Did you think to try the self test using L+R+UP after the health warning screen on DS bootup? Press A when you get there until it begins to count numbers. If a red message appears saying "PSRAM error", you card is faulty. This affects some Supercard DS-One batches.

    The only way to fix this is:

    use an alternate firmware- either the TTDS one or Ysmenu.
    open the card and short two connectors for the battery. This only works for 24 hours and then you must do it again.