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My r4 works on one of my sons ds lite

I have 3 identical r4 for my 3 sons. i have downloaded the correct software and put a selection of games on it as well, i checked all 3 r4's in their ds lites they worked in one of them, but not on the other 2 please help this is doing my nut in.

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  • cherylure Jun 17, 2009

    there are no visible diffrences between the ds's the only thing is the age two of them were bought about 2 years after the one that all 3 r4's work in. All 3 r4's work in the oldest ds and all 3 r4's do not work in the newest ds's

  • karaken12 May 11, 2010

    Is there any visible difference between the DS lites? Also, please confirm that all three R4s worked in of the DSs (i.e. they all work in one, and none work in the others).

    Thanks,
    Tom


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After some Googling, here's a suggestion from a forum (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/696944): try adding a paper spacer to the top (side without contacts) of the R4 and then inserting it into DS. On the forum it was the older DS that it didn't work with, but it might just be that the newer ones have been used more.

Hope this works!
Tom

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