Trying to figure out what's wrong

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by lancelott, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. lancelott

    lancelott Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    United States
    I have a Supercard DS One and a DS Lite. Haven't had this DS even half a year. Anyway, last night I was recharging, with the SCDS1 on in sleep mode in GTA Chinatown Wars. I'm not sure if it was just after I flipped open the lid, but basically, the power went off when I didn't touch it.

    Anyway, I tried playing the game again. Seemingly out of nowhere, I get a crash--in the middle of play, the DS itself just shuts off completely.

    Today after airing it out (put it under a window fan for many hours, suspecting the unit(s) may have had some contact with water) I tried it again. I put it in sleep for a bit, and upon unfolding it (again in GTA) the screen was black. I was able to soft reset back to the SCDS1 menu.

    After that, I tried yet again. And I got a spontaneous crash just like I was having.

    So I'm trying to figure this out, is it a defunct DS or flash cart? I don't want to have to try to go about replacing what I don't need to.
  2. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    Where intellect matters
    Try turning soft reset off when you play that can sometimes cause crashes and freezes.

    Also try backing up your SD card and formatting it.
  3. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Hold L+R on bootup and see if you get any errors other than the harmless "not find test file" error. If you get the PSRAM error, it's a hardware issue.