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My Action Replay DS Fails to Update

Up until a few weeks ago, my ARDS was working fine, until I tried to update it. As soon as I plugged in my USB, my updating screen shows the following message: ERROR! and repeats it several times, it will not allow to update my action replay, in short. I have tried resetting it many many times, but to no avail, any and all help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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  • nerevar Mar 29, 2009

    When my ARDS is hooked up to my computer and I try to update it (all my codes deleted themselves recently, and I HAVE tried resetting it MANY times to no avail) a message pops up saying "could not open file". Also, the subscriptions and my custom codelist both say "load failed". What should I do? I've tried everything! There are no updates and datel's customer service sucks! Please help!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    mine says could not open file when i try to update and also it says could not load subscription

  • tom sh May 25, 2009

    I keep receiving error messages when updating, and i left my ds connected to computer to update, while chargining, for a day and not 1 pecent filledin the updating bar

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The ARDS is really finicky from what I've seen with it. What I suggest doing is putting in the ARDS and turning on the DS, then plug it in to your PC, when you run the Code Manager on your PC make sure you check for software upgrades. Also make sure that it loads completely on your PC and give it a few to load, on my brother's DS it auto detected that he needed a firmware update and the updates worked fine since (just updated it the day after Christmas).

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Eather you have a vireis or a defctive ds action replay if so take it back and git a new one and if you have a vireis it must have gonten to your ds action replay it happnd to me once

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* Code Manager PC software is reporting the console`s battery is low when it’s actually fully charged.
* Multicoloured bars are shown on the screen after you confirm the entry of a game ID when trying to manually enter codes. * You can use the Code Manager PC software without any problems until the Action Replay DS is connected via USB set to the update mode on the console, at which point Windows shows a run time error.
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