White screen of death

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Nov 22, 2009

White screen of death by Nefeilyn at 2:40 PM (1,367 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Nefeilyn
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    I've had my m3i for about 2 months, first month it worked flawlessly. Flashing the card, adding all applications i wanted, homebrews, music, games, all worked #1 and loaded #1 too.

    One day i took it out my console to add a new game and since then, it has been hell to get it to work.

    At first it was not too bad, i was getting the occasional white screen but restarting it a few times did the trick. But as time went by, it happened more and more often. I either get a blank screen like it is seeing there is a card but cannot read it or saying there is no card inserted. No matter what i do now, i cannot get it to load anything anymore.

    I have tried to format my microsd then to re-flash my card as i saw there were new files that came out. Now it flashes indefinitely, the blinking never stops. Yesterday i left it on the computer all day and it kept flashing for 8 hours straight until i came home from work and checked it. :\

    I tried with F_core.DAT only, then with the core and system folder. With the new core, the old core, new system, old system, it still flashes indefinitely and i am still getting the white screen of doom... It is getting a little frustrating. I messed around with it a little bit more this morning and to my surprise, and i don't even remember what i did [insert facepalm here], it showed the M3 icon when loading the nds but when i select it to load up sakura, it went to white screen again. I updated my sakura files and now it's back to the original problem, i get the white screen or it freezes on the warning screen..

    Is there anything i missed that i could try to see if it fixes it? So far i am pretty sure it is a software/flashing issue and not a faulty cart but who knows..

    I have a DS Lite, not a DSi by the way.

    Sorry about the small novel and thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kittymat

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    Paper Shim Trick?

    Put a thin piece of card or folded paper to push the two sets of contact together
     
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    this is a common problem with the DSLite with flashcarts. Use the Paper thrick.
     
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    Only happens to me on PS-0 :|.
     
  5. Nefeilyn
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    The paper trick doesn't seem to work unfortunately and now after some more trial and error, i don't get no white screens anymore (thankfully) but my DS simply won't recognize anything. Tried paper trick once more, just in case, no success. :\

    Ah well thanks anyways guys!

    Kinda a bummer, it's disappointing. Might just bite the bullet and order a new one..
     
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    Have you tried another Micorsd?
     
  7. Nefeilyn
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    Yes, tried both i have, different brands and size (kingston 8gb, sandisk 4gb). Don't have trouble loading anything on them nor using them in my cell phone and camera (with adapter) so i know it's not the microsd.

    I am totally clueless as to what to do anymore. Will probably wait for a file update from the M3 team as a last try before giving up and simply getting a new one..
     

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