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    Hey, I'm using my DS Lite with an R4 card to try and back up GBA games, my copy of Yoshi's Island crashes the backup tool and freezes the DS so I have to turn it on and off. The game runs fine, sometimes telling my the save is corrupt but a cotton bud brushed through the inside fixes it more often than not. Does anyone know why the tool just gives up?

    It freezes on a white screen with the blue bars (image shown). The game card is a little iffy and sometimes says the save data is corrupt but still always launches, and the save data thing is fixed if I run a cotton bud over the inside of the card. I had the same issue with Spyro 2 but after a couple tries it worked, Yoshi just won't work though. I at least want to backup the save file because I love that game to pieces. I'd love it if anyone can help!


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    Q-Tup the contacts of both cart and ds
     
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    I did exactly that several times.
     
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    Have you tried using GodMode9i instead?
     
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    Well he's on a ds not dsi
     
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    GodMode9i runs on a DS too
     
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    Are you sure your cart is original and not a pirate? An easy (but not necessarily 100% reliable) way to check would be to look at the edge of the circuit board (right above the pins) for the Nintendo logo.
     
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    That isn't true anymore I have a repro that has the proper printing in that location[​IMG]
     
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    Yes, that is why I said it isn't 100% reliable. But if it's not there, then that's a pretty good indication of a bootleg cart.
     
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    Even then its still pretty easy to tell its a repo because it says ninlendo not nintendo there is no line through the t and the e is wrong as well .

    Official nintendo one for comparison

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    That's not an official card u have
     
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    Doesn't matter my point was yours is clearly a repo as they didn't print nintendo right on it.

    And I have changed my above picture to my official Zelda cart.
     
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    I deliberately bought it as a repro and it's a good one too
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    It is a great game no doubt about that.
     
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    I checked and it is a pirated copy which I didn't know, but I was able to backup my bootleg copy of Mario Kart.
     
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    Different bootlegs made in different facilities might very well have different quality. I expect even cartridges made in the same facility might not necessarily be made consistently.

    Bootlegs are notorious for having buggy save capabilities. I kind of doubt the cotton bud is doing much and it's probably just a matter of luck when it comes to whether it works or not.
     
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    Yep love mine
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