Ways To Fix This?

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by SHRIVES93, Jun 19, 2008.

Jun 19, 2008

Ways To Fix This? by SHRIVES93 at 4:14 AM (2,056 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. SHRIVES93
    OP

    Newcomer SHRIVES93 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United States
    Hey all, i got a slot one 16g bit ds fire card in late march early april something like that. all of a sudden ive been having problem after problem w/ it. phantom hourglass and pokemon diamond/silver wont save (yes i have it on flash 4mb), my ninja gaiden save is just gone for some reason and tetris ds stopped working all together when i try to load the game. it comes up w/ an error message. ive been looking around the forums and im starting to think its the battery in the card but i didnt think it would go that fast. is there a way to fix the battery? and also ive erased the card completely and gotten rid of any multiple saves from one game and have the latest firmware and xmenu. i havent found any other methods on how to fix this but if you know any help is incredibly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. SHRIVES93
    OP

    Newcomer SHRIVES93 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United States
    okay i just played CrossworDS and i tested one puzzle and saved it then rebooted it and it said data corrupted. i had like over 150 puzzles done. someone has to know what causes this.
     
  3. FireEmblemGuy

    Member FireEmblemGuy Finally hit 1000 posts

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,275
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Country:
    United States
    Firstly, FLASH 4M will always wipe your saves. Pokemon doesn't even need 4M, by default it's 2M and works fine on Auto. It seems that's probaly your biggest problem, set any non F4M games to auto.

    If that doesn't work, try backing up the data on your card and formatting it(thru the DS, not Windows; see the FAQ topic on the second page).

    Lastly, these are not the symptoms of a dead save battery- I know, because mine is dead. I'm not entirely sure what your problem is, but that's not it.
     
  4. SHRIVES93
    OP

    Newcomer SHRIVES93 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United States
    i just changed every non flash 4mb to auto and im still having the same problem. when i run this battery test it says error mismatch test failed! Link to the test here
     
  5. FireEmblemGuy

    Member FireEmblemGuy Finally hit 1000 posts

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,275
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Country:
    United States
    Did you make sure you replaced the files on the card with the ones in the test folder? That's not the right error for a dead battery.

    Try formatting the card and see if that helps. If it doesn't I can only refer you to the FAQ topic that the mods were too lazy to sticky. It's only a page back on this particular subforum.
     
  6. wilddenim

    Member wilddenim Candy!

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    972
    Location:
    UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Zelda DOESN'T work with FireCard even with 4MB save.

    But Pokemon Diamond worked on mine okay. I'd help you out but my FireCard have died. Only after 4 months of use. [​IMG]

    Diamond Silver? Is that a GBC game? If yeah, then homebrew are not excellent on FireCard.

    Are there games that worked okay after saved and switched off?

    What firmware do you have?
     
  7. SHRIVES93
    OP

    Newcomer SHRIVES93 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United States
    ive got 1.45 and 2.55 and yes a few games have stopped working altogether such as tetris ds and luxor. several others i cant remember off the top of my head (im defragging the card right now.
     
  8. bravosix

    Newcomer bravosix Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Country:
    United States
    I get that same message "data mismatch...failed".. I replaced the files too. only thing leading to mine not saving is the battery, but. who knows
     
  9. leinad

    Member leinad GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    409
    Country:
    Germany
    When the save-type is set to AUTO:

    Play until you save,
    DONT TURN OF YOUR DS, Soft reset [Press A+B+X+Y+L+R(+Start+Select , not sure atm),
    Start the game again and hope that the save exists now :x
    ---
    Tell us if it worked =$
     
  10. SHRIVES93
    OP

    Newcomer SHRIVES93 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United States
    no luck on 4 different games. ninja gaiden crosswords pokemon diamond and mario vs donkey kong
     
  11. FireEmblemGuy

    Member FireEmblemGuy Finally hit 1000 posts

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,275
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Country:
    United States
    This is the last time I'm going to say this: The save battery, despite what some others are saying, is not dead. If it were, there wouldn't be a save file to give you an error with.

    Have you ever formatted your card through Windows? If so, that's probably it. More than one clone website stated that it's harmful to the NAND on the card, and at least one person at DX was complaining about the problems with saving he'd had afterward.
     
  12. jerronimo3000

    Newcomer jerronimo3000 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    72
    Country:
    United States
    zelda works. I play it all the time.
     
  13. oxis

    Newcomer oxis Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    59
    Country:
    Greece
    I'm having the exact same issue. games load but then they give me a error that says something about not being able to read the save, then it refuses to load. FF4 says it looking for a save slot. My problem though is that I went to soft reset and accidentally started to format, then before it was done formating I shut it off. Any way to fix this. formatted and put xmenu 2.55 but still does this.
     
  14. SHRIVES93
    OP

    Newcomer SHRIVES93 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Country:
    United States
    i definately did try formatting it in windows. is there a way to fix it now or do i have to go back and buy a whole new card and never format through windows again? any repair app i can install? anything? lol i really dont feel like spending 40 bucks and doing at this crap again.
     
  15. jerronimo3000

    Newcomer jerronimo3000 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    72
    Country:
    United States
    when you run the battery test, you have to have the savetype.sdb that came with it inside your dsystem folder.
     
  16. leinad

    Member leinad GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    409
    Country:
    Germany
    if you formated the card trough windows its fixed if you format it trough the DS~
     

Share This Page