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My r4 broke

I can't load the menu screen

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Re make the menu screen

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White screen on r4 card,says menu? moonshell and something else missing. how to set up again i think?

Hi mtthrst5!

Sadly the use of R4 cratridges and the loading of bakced up games is considered illegal and further support will not be given on the issue.

Sorry about the inconvinience.


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R4 does not load just says ''?'' and ''MENU'' in red writing in a red

Hello Jade,

A loading screen freeze usually means that there's the wrong version of the software installed. You have to make sure it was made for your specific model of R4, and there are a few out there. Check the packaging of your card for a manufacturer's website.

If you suspect that you have unstable fake clone version, or need to upgrade to a R4 SDHC 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. They test each card before sending them. US based support and shipping I believe.

Best of luck!

May 03, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My r4 card did work but now doesnt i just get menu? in a red box that looks like a sd card

Hey there,

The "Menu?" screen is unfortuantely a sign that you have a fake R4 card, because the real one should have "Loading..." as an error message. The "Menu?" screen is a copy from the DSTT firmware and shouldn't be on an R4 card.

You can buy genuine cards from either or - although nds-gear is a bit cheaper shipping wise if you live outside the U.S.

Good luck!

Apr 30, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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R4-IIISDHC UPGRADE REVOLUTION card. need latest firmware.tried about 10.screen either gets stuck on loading or just a menu in red freezes on screen.can anyone please help? thanx in advance.please note its...

im not sure if this is the problem that youre having, but i do know that the older r4 cards dont support anything bigger than 2gb sd cards. and there is no updated firmware for 4gb support that ive noticed, when i was trying to figure out the same problem for my r4 i noticed that they came out with a different card for 4gb support

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Nintendo dsi menu?

I'm pretty confindent that in order to load the menu, take the r4 card out.

Jan 21, 2010 | Nintendo DSi Black Console

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I've a new dsi with 1.3e firmare. The r4i sdhc doesn't work (the site printed on the card is I've tried a lot of firmware but the message shoed is "? menu"... Please help me....

Hello, looks really really suspicious. Two of the main R4 manufacturers are and If you bought a card made from them it should show a black loading screen error, not a red menu. You might have a gotten a bad clone.

If you're looking to get genuine cards for your ds like the R4 SDHC (there are fakes out there), take a look here, 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. US based support and shipping I believe.

Best of luck!

Dec 25, 2009 | Nintendo DSi White Console

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Screen says loading, r4i ultra


I appreciate that you have loaded all the sorrect software, etc, but, have you tried just installing the software, Menu, moonsl, etc and then placing the sd card back in the R4i cart and turning on so that it may build the R4 menu for the dsi to use?
Then updating and copying game files over?

That was the problem i had with several of my R4 and R4i cartridges.

Hope this helps, if not let me know.


Jul 04, 2009 | Nintendo DSi Black Console

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Im not 100% sure about this...I own a R4 myself. What I do notice if you use the wrong type of SD Card(Anything above 2GB) or use it in the wrong type of R4(SDHC Kernel in a Non-SDHC Card) It tends to get stuck at that loading screen.

Sometimes you can remedy this by taking the R4 out and the sd card out and using a air can or blowing on the parts in between(inside the DS, Inside the R4) and try it and it will sometimes fix that. Also a corrupted transfer of the kernel or a bad kernel can do that too.

Hope this helps.

Btw here are a few Kernel Links:

Hope this helps

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Insert the R4DS in the DS lite and it just says "loading" and thats it ?


first of all , check your r4 version.
there are many.

have you put the right firmware on your r4?
original :

r4 revolution pro :
r4 ultra and de luxe :
r4 III :

after that it should work.

(or maybe you should format your memory card first.)

Oct 24, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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