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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    with my R4 all i get is is a loading screen and it goes no further

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    The same thing is happening to me.

  • rdbarber Dec 16, 2008

    Brand new DS Lite and new R4 but all I get is loading on the DS screen.

  • iandawson16 Dec 16, 2008

    When new sd card is used in r4 rev 3 for ds, it locks on "loading" but other sd card works and also the new card works in other r4 revolution cards.

  • KarenApps Dec 16, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Help!

  • alisio Dec 16, 2008

    help I have the same problem but I dont know if I downloaded the games and saved them to the right files. but when i click on E drive it shows the games are there ????????????????

  • pijohn25 Dec 17, 2008

    Yes, I have just purchased the new NDSL R4 and have the same issue, I get as far as loading........ help!!!

  • sambexuk Dec 19, 2008

    all i get is loading.

  • zura09 Dec 19, 2008

    I didn't know that I got the same loading problem until I came across this website.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    my DS does not know i have a R4 in. It will not read it

  • gavinkeeley Jan 11, 2009

    i have just bought a new r4 card when i put it in my ds its says "loading" and does nothing else any ideas

  • GabyT Jan 13, 2009

    I just both the R4 but I don´t know what ver is and I´m getting the¨loading¨ screen. I´m using a 2 GB sd. Any ideas!!!!


  • jarvie_nicol Feb 04, 2009

    Just says loading and stays like that.

  • wendymc Feb 13, 2009

    my niece has 2 r4 cards but both of them has just sopped working. i have tried all ways to put new files on etc can anyone help as i would love to fix them for her.

  • pillow13 Feb 14, 2009

    I have the wrong Kernel for my R4 Revolution. I don't know where to find the right kernel. can I have a link?

  • roca379 Feb 22, 2009

    i'm having the same problem with the 8 gig, there seems to be a computability issue with a card that large. it was loading fine before i added more games to it then it stuck on loading. reinstalling original software didnt work, formatting to new kernel didnt work either, i even blew on the contacts. i'm gon try one more time then give up and buy a 4 gig.

    r4 chips do read sdhc, if you get the sdhc r4. there are two types. the original r4 will not read sdhc, you'll get stuck on loading screen.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    i have the same i bought 6 r4(1 gig) they work when i tried them util i deleted the sofware for new r4 sofware but it wont work on the apacer ones but worked on the r4 an msd 1s can u send me a link plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i got the same problem too. its stuck on the loading screen and i dont know what to do.



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I have a ndsl r4 ver 3
and had it some time,

they are alittle fussy at times,

But go to download v1.25 English

This should solve the problem or at least ease it,

You may have to power on and off a few times, take the R4 out everytime you do this, but once it works it works well, i have over 165 games on one R4.

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Hi there. You need to ensure you download the correct kernel for the R4 that you are using. for the standard R4. for the R4III and for the R4Ultra (with the SDHC memory card). I had the same problem - all I got was loading, but when I found the correct site (after trying them all of course) it works perfectly. Note: The kernels are compressed and you will need to download WinRAR to open them to see the files. Once you have done this copy all the files to the root of the SD card (this just means - don't create a folder to put the files in) and then create a folder called 'Games' to place all your games that you download in. Good Luck.

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I have been having problems with my new kingston 8 gig micro sdhc on my R4 III card. I was using an Adata 4 gig micro sdhc without any problems for over 6 months. I am using v3.07 firmware on the 4 gig and 8 gig. When I copied the stuff off of the 4 to the 8 I got garbage files listed on the games screen. I have been fighting with 2 8 gig cards with the same problem. The only way I have been able to get the r4 III to load so far is as follows:
1st remove any files that I don't have copies of.
2nd format card
3rd copy firmware to card
4th load up card on ds to make sure it loads
5th load a few (not all, only about 10 or so at a time) nds files and recheck on ds
6th rinse and repeat 5th until done

I hope this helps

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My initial try was with a 4GB Micro SD card. I found some forums that said the original R4 would not work with a card over 2GB. Today I tried a 256MB card and it worked great.

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Ive run into these same problems, one solution is to download the latest firmware patch from, i believe they are up to 1.18 right now. the other thing i have noticed is the R4 chip doesnt read the SDHC cards, they just arnt compatible. if neither of those work then pull it out and clean the contacts, maybe even take the R4 apart, it is only 1 screw, and clean the contacts there.

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Hi make sure that you have put the correct software on the memory card first. Download from here
Choose the colour of your catridge and download the correct file.
Un-zip using Winrar (link at the bottom of the page)
copy the contents directly onto the memory card.
Put games directly onto the memory card
Once done put memory card back in the R4 and play on the DS.
Hope this helps.

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