Trouble with v1.8 kernel

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  1. tone0987
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    Just try to load v1.8 kernel onto a formated 1gb sandisk micro card,when DS is turned on the load screen comes up then nothing, screen is blank. Tryed v1.7 and the same thing happened.The only way i can make it work is to use v1.5 that came with the R4. Any help much appreciated.
    PS using windows XP.
     
  2. supermauerbros

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    Are you using the English kernel and not the Chinese? r4DS.net is the US site.
     
  3. tone0987
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    The R4 is English and the kernels are english.
     
  4. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    I'm gonna throw something out there - Could this be a clone?
     
  5. Nestea80

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    Try blowing into the ds slot. [​IMG]
     
  6. Zombie_X

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    I doubt it as i own a clone version and the r4 clones are like the n-card. you could just have a faulty r4ds.
     
  7. tone0987
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    But the r4 works with v1.5 kernel
     
  8. Destructobot

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    It's possible that the files for the newer firmwares were corrupted during download. Try downloading them again.

    R4 firmware 1.08
     
  9. Rayder

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    When you update the R4 firmware files, make sure to delete the "_DS_MENU.SYS" file that the old firmware created on your flashcard when loading a new firmware for the first time. The file is 4MB. 1.08 will create a new one automatically the first time it loads the flashcart. Put all your goodies in place (games, apps, etc), but make sure you leave at least 4MB for the first boot for the "_DS_MENU.SYS" file to be created.

    Maybe, if you didn't delete that "_DS_MENU.SYS" file, or didn't have enough free space for the "_DS_MENU.SYS" file to be re-created, the firmware wouldn't initiate properly and resulted in the issues you described.

    Don't know if that will help you or not, but it's something to remember when updating the firmware files.
     
  10. tone0987
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    I'll give it a try 2 nite
    Thanks
     
  11. tone0987
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    No joy,
    formated card again and loaded 1.8 kernel still blank screen.
     
  12. tone0987
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    Just tried R4 in a friends DS and 1.8 kernel is working, must be a problem with the DS itself.
     
  13. Regiiko

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    Tried blowing inside the ds? D: