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May be your son has updated the dsi console, and the r4 card do not compatible with it any longer.

Posted on Jun 08, 2013


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the older R4 card won't You need to buy the R4i card. This card will work with the dsi. Its more expensive but should son come down more in price. This site should halp. Make sure the card says R4i. And beware of fakes. Hope this helps. Please rate me if it does.

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im sorry you cant do anything till the r4i team brings out new softwere for r4i you will have to wate. nintendo blocked your r4i with the update. go on the r4i website for help.

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nintendo doesnt let you use any r4 not even r4i the dsi fights independence not even action replay works use acecard 2i

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I read that changing the date to 28.09.2009 should work, as this happened to me today too... and it worked. Very weird, but try it anyway :)

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it seems the problem is with the R4 card not the memory card. take game out make sure connections going into the ds are good. try blowing it out like old school nintendo. i have a r4 with my ds lite and sometimes it wont work i have to try a couple times

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