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Problems with R4 card for Nintendo DS lite

If have just purchased an R4 card for my DS, i have an microSD card for it aswell. but when i put the card in my console it comes up with a black screen with loading... on it and stays like that and goes no further. do i need to put a program on the card before it can run or is there something else that could be at fault? cheers tom

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Hi richard, trying to pu ds menu on my sd card

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    you need ds menu.dat downloaded onto your sd card im trying to do it now but not havin much look

  • gtithaine May 28, 2009

    you need ds menu.dat downloaded onto your sd card im trying to do it now but not havin much look

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Hello you need to put software onto the card first otherwise there's nothing for the r4 to load. There's a great tutorial on http://www.dscardworld.com with pictures and links to all the official software.

If you suspect that you have unstable fake clone version you can get a genuine card there too. I managed to find this site after I got burned at a few

others. Loved having my emails responded to because I had loads of questions, and they were quick to ship it.

Best of luck!

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Unfortunately, this is a common problem to do with the actual contacts on the back of your R4 card. A small minority of Nintendo DS Lite units have the contacts points set SLIGHTLY further back, meaning the contact is bad.

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