I dropped my Nintendo DS... while my R4 (and 2GB MicroSD) and my Rumble Pack was in the respective slots. While my DS seems fine, my R4 and Rumble Pack are another matter. First off, while my R4 loads the first menu (for Games, Multimedia, and Boot Slot-2) like it always has, the selection of any results in a blank screen (the color of my theme settings). I believe the information on my MicroSD is unharmed because I have checked the data on my computer (which confirmed it was still 'intact') and by being able to alter my theme settings on the DS; I believe it may be the R4 itself. The second problem is my Rumble Pack; prior to this incident, it would give a short rumble each time I started up my DS. However, the thing is now possessed. Upon starting up my DS it will vibrate like crazy for a brief second (or two).
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Re: R4DS and Rumble Pack
Oops! First I would try copying your entire SD contents to a folder on your computer. This will validate if all files are in tact and readable. Then copy them back (replacing them). it could also be that the 'drop' jarred something loose inside your DS. Can you play a legit DS game using the original card? If not, you may have an internal issue. You can goto Nintendo's site (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/dslite_repair_home.jsp), put in your serial number to see if you're still under warranty. I believe for a "white-screen" issue (according to their website) you can mail it back & get it fixed for free. Did you try putting your R4 into someone else's DS? The issue with the Rumble pack seems to be consistent with an internal issue with your DS. Good luck!
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If you've already downloaded Free Nintendo DS Lite Game Roms but still do not have any idea how to install and play with it, then do not fret. There is a simple procedure in doing it. After this complete step by step tutorial, your NDS Rom games will be automatically copied into your R4DS and you'll be able to play like a pro. I assume that you use Windows XP or higher and you have sufficient computer skills to follow me through. 1. Unzip the zip file you've downloaded using your favorite unzip application. Keep it in a safe place for future use. 2. Remove your microSD card from the R4DS cartridge. 3. Insert your microSD card to the microSD USB adaptor that you got when you bought your R4DS. 4. Insert the microSD USB adaptor (where your microSD card is inserted) to your PC's USB port. Windows will automatically detect it. 5. Go to My Computer. You'll see a new drive in it. That's your microSD card. Double click it. 6. Copy the .NDS file that you unzipped on step 1 and paste it on the drive that you opened on step 5. Never paste it to any directory. Just paste it on the root directory. You only need to copy the .NDS files, no more, no less, just ignore the other files that goes with the zip file. 7. Safely remove your USB drive when done copying all the NDS files. I guess, you know how to do this. If not, ask anyone around you. 8. Remove the microSD card from the microSD USB adaptor. 9. Insert the microSD card to your R4DS cartridge. 10. Insert your R4DS cartridge to your Nintendo DS Lite. 11. Turn on your Nintendo DS Lite. If you followed all the directions above correctly, you'll be able to see the copied games on the list of games on your R4DS now. Enjoy! Of course, please note that copying game ROMs to your R4DS is illegal, unless you have the original copy of the game and you're just copying the backup file. R4DS is definitely NOT illegal, it's how you handle and deal with it that could make it illegal. So just make sure that you're copying a back-up of your games. Enjoy!
try compressed air.
more then likely its a hardware issue.
try getting an R4DS card and download games from www.filestube.com if you dont want to repair it.
you can have 50+ games on an sd card and not have to lug around all those games anymore
It is possible, can be the following:
The card slots from recent nintendo's have been adjusted to avoid the use of r4ds. If your nintendo is newer you can try to put a small pice of carton behind the r4ds card in order to push it well against the contacts.
First you need to make sure you format your Micro-SD card in Windows to FAT32 format. Then load the latest software files onto your micro-sd card. You can get these from http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4ds.html
Then in the root directory of the MicroSD card, make a folder called "Games" (without the ""s) and place your .nds backup files/ROMs in the Games folder.