What's wrong with my M3 DS Real?

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Jun 27, 2010
  1. CrunchyPancake
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    Well, I lost my 2GB SD card so I decided I would use my 4GB SD Card. However when I start up the M3 it says the M3 logo in the corner, then the logo disappears and it hangs on a black screen! If I hold down A it hangs on a black screen with SLOT 1 written across it. I'm using the latest M3 Sakura / M3 Real dual boot (off official software). Any ideas?
     
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    Format it with the panasonic's SD formatter and try again
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I use ubuntu and it was after I formatted it with GParted it stopped working, should I try it on my windows machine?
     
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    Yeah, try it in Windows. Maybe that's the problem
     
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    Ok, I will get my ds + m3 back tomorrow ( it's at my mates house ) and then I will try that [​IMG] thanks!
     
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    Another question: when i make an m3 real skin it doesnt always work, sometimes it has a grey lined lower screen, does this mean i am missing some files or what?
     
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    that usually means the image you're using is the wrong bit depth and the screen cannot display it properly....this is really off topic, if you'd like help making skins head over to the forums at ndsthemes.com.
     
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    Well, I tried formatting it on windows 7 then I added the system files and a game. It still stops on a black screen. Any help?
     
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    Goto into disk management, delete all partitions present on the MicroSD card. Then do a full format with the Panasonic SD formatter.
     
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    uh ok, but on windows or ubuntu?
     
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    It shouldn't matter which you use to delete the partitions on. In windows you load disk management by typing "diskmgmt.msc" into the run box.

    The Panasonic SD formatter may automatically create a partition on the card if none is present, if not use Windows to create a new partition.
     
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    ok, in ubuntu i went into Disk Management and clicked on M3DS (my volumes lable). I unmounted it and erased everything
    I then created a new lable on it called M3 DS Real and it is now blank / formatted and without anything on it.
     
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    And still nothing works
     
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    Did you remember to put the system files back on your card?
     
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    yes
     
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    I think I might buy a new SD Card
     

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