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4G micro SD

Hello,
I got a 2G micro SD with all files needed ( "_DS_MENU.DAT" , “moonshl” folder , “_DS_MSHL.NDS” file ,"_system_" folder ) to run games and watch movies on Nintendo DS lite using R4.

Now i have a a new 4G micro SD, i tried to copy/paste these files but it didn't work , error message : " Loading .... ' and keeps on for ever .

Thanks in advane

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Try R4 Ultra, DSTT card or Acekard they all support capacities over 2GB (up to 32GB)
check http://www.farango.com/farango-catagories/gaming/r4-cards

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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The old R4 Revolution or any non SDHC device only support up to 2GB, wont support 4GB cards as these ones are already SDHC memories.

You need a SDHC compatible flashcart device to be able to use your 4GB or bigger memory.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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I had the same problem, my 2 gb would work ok but not my 4gb i have heard that the 4gb wont work on the older r4's, so i bought a ds Lite R4 Revolution III (Version 3) from amazon.co.uk and it came with evrything you need and it worked great the address is https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/275-1618189-4849908?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=DS+Lite+R4+Revolution+III+%28Version+3%29&x=14&y=15

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