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"? Menu" appears when I turn on my R4 SDHC

I was trying to remove games from my daughter's R4 and I fear I removed something important by mistake, because now everytime I open the DS all that appears is "? Menu" in red on a white back ground.

The website on the R4 box is www.r4i-sdhc.com but I can't seem to access this site - I've tried a few computers but all I get is "This website cannot be found".

Anyway help would be hugely appreciated - I have to face an upset seven year old tomorrow.
Thanks...

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  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    I forgot to add what I think I deleted in error had an R4 icon with a multi- coloured "play" triangle.

    Also i still cannot access the www.r4i-sdhc.com website

  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    I don't think it is that - there are still about forty games on the r4 card. I think what I deleted is the firmware that recognises the games (r4.dat file??). But the firmware provider listed on the r4 box www.r4i-sdhc.com no longer seems to be able available to me.



    I'm not sure how to replace this, or if i can use different firmware - as you can see I am a bit of a novice and out my depth here

  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks a million. Do I just download that to my r4 card - and will over rideany existing software?

  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    Hey taran,



    downloaded firmware but I can't run it. I'm being told "windows cannot open this file" - needs to know what program created it.



    Sorry about all these problems, and i do really appreciate your patience.

  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks I downloaded the software. Which did make it possible for my computer to recognise the firmware (which now has a little four books tied with a belt icon. I ran a test on the firmware, which said it was fine.



    But when I transfer the card to my DS it still say "? Menu" - I'm wonder will it only recognise downloads from www.r4i-sdhc.com (the site given on the box) which i can't seem to access anymore.

  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    Thank you for all you help and patience. I suspect you are correct about me having to reinstall the firmware from www.r4i-sdhc.com



    Unfortunately I'm having great difficulty accessing the website, and when i eventually do, usually via translating a chinese version of the page, I'm not able to download the required "R4 English V1.08b", it always says "Internet explorer cannot download R4...etc The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found"



    I'm beginning to despair.



    Is there any possibility that you could download software and email it to me - or put it on rapidshare.



    I'm not sure if this is the done thing, sorry if i'm over stepping the mark



    p

  • mckennap Jun 23, 2009

    Hi Taran,



    Finally was able to download english r4 from www.r41-sdhc.com - though it took about five hours to complete (something that would usually take a few minutes). And then didn't work still getting "? menu".



    The new firmware has a different icon than the one I (think I) deleted in error. This has the four books tied up with the belt - from the software I downloaded earlier, whereas the old one had "R" with a play arrow.



    I don't know, at my wits end now - might just give up, it's so demoralising, nothing is working...

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Hi,


As i am not there, i cannot check the console. Still can make an intelligent guess, you might have deleted the saved games. The problem that you described me remembers of one of the clients who have deleted all the saved games.

Follow the below link to download the game in the console :-

http://www.planetmy.com/blog/how-to-download-nds-game-into-r4-revolution/

Let me know the progress, once done.

I am pretty sure, that it's an issue of removal of games from the console. Once the games would be uploaded, it would solve the issue.

Thanks for using "Fixya".


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    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Hi,

    Lets take a shot!!!!


    Let me provide you with the firmware :-

    http://rapidshare.com/files/149260273/ND...

    Download and run!!!!!!

    Lets hope for the best!!! If you are correct, it would solve the issue unless we might need to make some intelligent guess!!

    Keep me updated!!!!!

    Thanks for using "Fixya".


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Hi,

    Yes. Whenever you download and install the firmware, it would wipe the old one, if there is nothing wrong with the console ( I hope it would be the same in your case )...

    Download and let me know the update!!!!

    Do not forget to rate the solution if 100% satisfied!!!!!

    Thanks for using 'Fixya".


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Hi,

    You need to have a .rar software to get it extracted!!!!

    You need to download the software from :-

    http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR/3000-225...

    I would love to see the console fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Try and let me know the update.

    Thanks.


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Hi,

    An update. The site is working.

    http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/indexe.asp

    You would see the English version.I have gone for extensive search and found many people facing the same Menu error. You try to get it done through the above mentioned site and let me find a way to fix this error.

    Thanks and wait for my next reply.

    Thanks for using "Fixya".


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Hey,

    Got the answer!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stuck at the “MENU” screen after loading DSi.
    No firmware or wrong firmware was installed in the SD card. Please refer to the

    instruction to install R4i‐SDHC to the SD card. The instruction can be found at the

    R4i‐SDHC official web site
    www.r4i-sdhc.com.


    Make sure you have properly installed firmware.

    Thanks for using "Fixya".


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Hi,

    Do one thing, download the below mentioned :-

    http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/downloade.asp

    Go for english one on the RHS.

    Once installed, run and use it.

    Thanks.


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks for your response.

    Not an issue. Install and copy it to SD and then try to use.

    I hope that would fix the issue.

    Try and let me know.

    Hope i helped.

    Thanks for using "Fixya".


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Hello!

Upgrade the Nintendo DS by going to this website. After upgrading the firmware, try running again the game.

Guide on how to patch.

1.) Create a folder on your desktop called 'PATCH' Extract patch_310707.zip to the folder you created.

2.) put _DS_MENU.DAT & info.db in the folder 'PATCH' with the patch.exe.

3.) run the patch.exe when its open put the following commands:

'Please type the file name'
_DS_MENU.dat

'This file was not found in the database. Detect info/settings? <y>

y

'R4DS Simplified Chinese V. 1.11 CRC (XX)'
'This file is ment for use on R4 hardware, do you want to patch it for use on M3 hardware?' <y>

n

'This file is ment for use on Simplified Chinese hardware, do you want to patch it for use on English or Japanese hardware? <1>'
1

Now put the _DS_MENU.dat back into your r4 and let it overwrite, then delete _DS_MENU.SYS.

Cheers!
Ryan

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