R4 Problem I recently received an R4 it came with the R4 2GB kingston Micro SD and a Micro SD Usb 2.0 reader. It came with no disc. I have downloaded various kernels and softwares but none seem to work, after turning on the DS the screen flashes and loading is stuck. I have used WinRar to extract documents from kernals and Roms. I have no idea what make the card is as i received it as a present with no box.
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Hi denise, amh, could you please specify what r4 model you got? because there are lot of R4 out there, but the original R4 team had stopped producing R4's, all we have mostly today are clones. now some R4 only recognize up to 2GB of sd/micro sd cards, try using 2GB then see if that works..
This sounds like a problem with the MicroSD card in the R4. Some brands have been known to be incompatible. Without knowing more information about the R4 and the SD card
A couple of years ago, I had three microSD cards fail, even reformatting failed. I believe it was a problem with the R4's at the time. Try reformatting the microSD card in a PC, download the latest kernel and load that on to the microSD card, if you can get it to format.
Failing that, buy a new SD card. SanDisk/Transcend and Kingston are the preferred and recommended types. Is this an R4 or R4-SDHC? Don't use an SDHC(4gb+) memory card in a R4, only in R4-SDHC.
Memory cards are cheap enough 1gb-2gb don't cost that much, if you have an R4-SDHC then try a 4gb
I take it it was working at some point or other, or is this a new card?
The original R4 card only works with Micro-SD cards up to 2GB in size. To use Micro-SD cards up to 32GB, you need to buy the newer R4 SDHC card or a Nintendo DSi comaptible card. Check out R4 Cards / R4 DS Cards from DSCardWorld.com or NDS-Gear.com (NDS-Gear is probably better if you live in Europe or Canada as their shipping's slightly better internationally).
it sounds like a software problem.
follow the following instructions.
Please can you try and reformat the 2gb micro sd card in your pc and copy firmware from the CD back onto the 2gb micro sd card following the instructions below.be warned that formating will remove even the games from the card so make sure you have a backup of the games saved to your computer. any saved games will also be erased.
To format the 2gb micro sd card 1. Insert sd card into usb stick and into usb port. 2. Close autoplay screen if it appears. 3. Right click on removeable drive. (Eg D, E, F or J etc) that appeared on screen in computer window. 4. Left click on format in menu and when format window appears, tick quick format box and select ok. This will erase all content on the sd card and remove any corrupt firmware.
To reload firmware 1. Insert cd into pc cd/dvd drive. 2. Open cd drive on screen and copy and paste the files and folders from the system/english 1.18 folder on the cd to the removeable drive that the usb and micro sd card are in. The folders that you will copy are "_system_" and "moonshl" and the files will be "menu.dat" and "mshl.nds". 3. Once copied, check removeable drive to ensure files and folders have copied over. 4. Remove usb stick from pc and insert sd card back into R4. R4 menu should appear on DS screen.this normaly sorts this out.paul
If you are using the sandisk 2 GB with an R4 card it is not possible. R4 cards and sandisk micro sd cards aren't compatible. Buy a Kingston 2GB micro sd card that should then work.I hope this helps you. If is does please rate me.