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R4 Card not working

I've picked up an R4 gold card today, i've loaded the firmware moonshell 1.71 and a couple of games but i just get a white screen, please please can someone help??

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  • howarthdebra Feb 03, 2010

    Thanks for the advice, Unfortunately I think I've tried every option. I've downloaded many versions of firmware. I can read the card when it in the pc so I don't think it's fake. My nephew has a R4 Silver card which works, so I copied his firmware along with some card I now work. This didn;t make any differece. I've just downloaded some more software and this time I managed to get a white screen afetr the black "loading" screen, but then it sticks on thsi screen. The card I've got is a R4i Gold revolution card if this makes any difference.

    Beleive me, any help is much appreciated. I've spent about 3 days trying to sort this.


  • howarthdebra Feb 05, 2010

    Again, thanks for your info but I also found this link the other day and this didn;t work either. However, I think you've resolved my problem in your explaination. I'm trying to use the R4 Gold card with my DSLite and you say it's not compatable. I think this could be my problem.

    Thanks Very Much

  • howarthdebra Feb 07, 2010

    Thanks for your help with the R4i Gold card. Just thought I would let you knwo that i picked a silver card up yesterday and it works fine. The R4i gold card mustn't work with the DS Lite, It seems to be the silver cards you need.
    Do you know any realible sites where you can download games for back up? I've found one but a lot of the games don't work.



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Well she talked to me and reading what you posted your problem is just that your using the wrong firmware. Click HERE To download the proper firmware. The R4 silver I believe is for a DSPhat or a DSLite. R4I Gold is ONLY for the DSi. Hope this works for ya.

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You may have gotten a fake R4. Or you may have gotten the real R4, but downloaded the fake firmware onto the R4. You have to make sure that the R4 you are using, is compatible with the firmware you installed for it. There is no real way to do this other than test it out until it works.
My suggestion is to first download the firmware you are certain is the REAL firmware, if that does not work, try a FAKE version of the firmware. Another problem it might be is the actual games you have on your R4. A few of them (especially if they are new) won't work with fake R4's and vise versa. So start by having a game you know works 100% on your DS. Then go from there.
It's a pain in the ****, but sadly the only way at the moment. I've had my fair share of painful hours trying to fix my DS.
Let me know if you need it explained in more detailed or if I can help anymore.

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  • Sweeneykill Feb 03, 2010

    That is very odd. I know it must be very frustrating, sorry none of that worked. I've had a lot of problems with my R4 too, so I know how frustrating it is.
    I'm going to do a bit of research and I'll get back to you.
    I'll also have a talk with my boyfriend who is a whiz when it comes to DS problems.

  • Sweeneykill Feb 07, 2010

    Try this:

    Games there should work, although I might be wrong considering you have a silver card though, but give it a try.


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Hi, I also have purchased a R4 Gold upgrade and it is only showing the white screen. The games copied work in other DS's but not ours. Can you please suggest the correct steps and software I need to make sure I am doing it correctly? thanks

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