Unbrick Fire Card?

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  1. SteveTheDuck
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    OK, so, I got given a Fire Card as a present and there were a few games that I didn't like on there, so I tried to change it using a site and it downloaded a bad file onto it which had 1000's of games on it bricked my Fire Card completely. Is there anyway I can unbrick it or am I stuck with it forever?

    Any help at all will be appreciated, and please don't be too cruel, I'm new here! [​IMG]
     
  2. Kingfield

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    errrrrr what exactly is a fire card???

    I assume its some sort of flashcart. And what do you mean you downloaded thousands of games, how could that possibly fit?

    I can hardly understand what you are trying to say, but I would say find the firmware file and redownload it, you probably just overwrote some files you weren't supposed to with borked files.
     
  3. SteveTheDuck
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    Sorry about not being clear [​IMG] . Yes, a Fire Card is a type of Flash Cart, and it says the number of games I have on it at the bottom and once I downloaded the file the number went into either hundreds or thousands. I didn't have much time to see because it almost instantly went into a white screen. So I switched it off, rebooted it, and a white screen came up straight away. And because I have to get onto my list of games to add new ones (which I can't, because of white screen), I can't get rid of the games I don't want!

    Hope it's clearer now [​IMG]
     
  4. TornZero

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    If you have a MicroSD card you put into your Fire Card, re-format it with the Panasonic SD Formatter (Google it). It'll empty out the files, then get the Fire Card firmware from linfoxdomain (Google that, too, exactly how I typed it) and put the games (In ROM form) that you download into folders.
     
  5. wilddenim

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    Guys, Firecard is a flashcart with built in memory.

    I had a firecard - horrible flashcart to be honest. You'll need to google neoflash and follow a guide there on how to a full format on your Firecard. WARNING: You will lose all nds files and saves unless you are able to do a back up our PC.

    Hopefully that should fix your Firecard. If not, get a new flashcart.

    If you are needing a new flashcart, get AceKard2 from any websites but DealExtreme are very cheap ($11) but slow delivery.
     
  6. SteveTheDuck
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    Thanks for that [​IMG] I tried finding a guide on hot to format it on Neoflash but I couldn't find one [​IMG] I'm probably a complete idiot [​IMG] Can you link to the guide please?
     
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    That was written up by a GBAtemp user last year, so the firmware might be out of date. The DSLink (N-card, DSLink and FireCard are exactly the same) the latest firmware for DSLink are 1.45. Hopefully this can fix your problems.
     
  8. SteveTheDuck
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    I tried that but it didn't work D:
     
  9. wilddenim

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    What exactly happens when you tried the full format? What is the error message or it's not detecting the firecard?
     
  10. SteveTheDuck
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    I switch it on with Fire Card in slot 1, Fire Link in Slot 2. It goes straight to a white screen, I hold down the buttons and nothing happens D:
     
  11. dobz

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    i had a fire card once.... and it was crappy (stinking noob flashcart)

    my advice get a cyclo i could recommend a good place to buy in the UK [​IMG]

    which delivers fast (two days for me)


    more expensive but worth it [​IMG]
     
  12. wilddenim

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    Can your PC detect your FireCard? Sounds like you need to update it.
     
  13. Tokiopop

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    DealExtreme doesn't have THAT slow of a delivery. It took a week for it to get to the UK. Not bad, I've paid for delivery on some sites and they've taken over a week.
     
  14. SteveTheDuck
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    Nope, PC won't detect it either [​IMG]