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DS just stopped working (R 4)

I just put my new R4 Version 3 into my week old DS and now the DS won't even turn on and the power light is not coming on.
Can anyone tell me if this is due to the R 4 or is the DS just broken.

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  • scoobycity Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem.

    Unwrapped a new R4, plugged it in and it said no card interted. I tried it in my other DS and it wouldn't even switch on. Tried it in the first one again and that wouldn't switch on either.

    I now have two DS's that won't even switch on. :(

  • broboy Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem, I put in the R4 into a new (3mth old) DS console and nothing happened so I then put it in my sons 12mth old one and the same thing "Nothing". Now both DS consoles won't work, when you try and charge them the ornge light comes on for a sec and then flicks off. Help what can I do ?????? + the seller who I bought it from said not his problem and won't help.

  • goodfight Jan 24, 2009

    We've had our R4 for about 8 months, and I was in the middle of playing a game and it just turned off and now it wont switch back on. The orange light comes on indicating it's charging when plugged in, but the power switch does nothing. It's completely dead. Weird that it worked for so long... not sure if it was the R4 that fried it...

  • Jez123 Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. A new R4 SDHC worked fine in the first DS I tried then when tried on two others they no longer turn on. Now both DS consoles won't work, when you try and charge them the orange light comes on for a sec and then flicks off. I can get the consoles fixed at my expense but I dont understand how the R4 can be causing this as it still works on the original DS. Is this a faulty R4 or a software? Greatful for any advice.



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