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R4i V1.4 with 8GB micro sdhc card

Hi there, i wonder if you can answer this question for me, i have the r4i v1.4 card and every kernel i download give me the same results. when it tries to load the menu all i get is a picture of the memory card with a ? mark. i have tried many different versions. i have purchased 10 of these and all do the same thing.

Can you Please Help Me.

One Very Frustrated Gamer


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Sounds like you may have fakes try r4revolution they are cheap and all original

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Hello Greg,

Are you buying all the cards from the same place? A REAL R4i SDHC should show an orange loading... text, not a red menu. It looks like you're getting bad clones. The official manufacturer website for the real and genuine R4i SDHC is, any variations on the packaging like are bad clones.

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!

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