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R4 will not load on nintendo ds

I recently purchased 2 R4 sdhc cards and 2 gb micrs sd, i loaded up the software and 50 games and it was working, then loading just kept coming up, i tried the micro sd chip in another working R4 sdhc and put it in another nintendo and it worked, so i bought another R4 and it wouldnt load on the nintendo, im at a loss as what to do. please could you help me to fix this problem

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    my ds wont load


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U have to download the kernel from the website your r4 has

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I bought a r4 card and when i insert it,it did not work. does r4card work in a pink ds i have that one.

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Make sure the software is on 2 seperate folders,1 for ttmenu and another for ttmenu.dat then a 3rd folder for all the games

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