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Nintendo ds N5 card stuck on loading screen

Hello I have a Nintendo DS N5 card but every time i turn the ds on it is staying on the loading screen and wont go any further i am also using a 2gb tf card. Some one please help as soon as possible thank you

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  • barbie001 Apr 02, 2008

    I have the same problem....its soo so fusterating>>>>

  • Schoey Apr 14, 2008

    Getting the same thing.....stuck on loading....tried formatting the 2gb sandisk and loaded some files 1.17 from www.dsn5.com but still no joy. Can someone please help and explain clearly from the beginning what needs doing......never done anything like this and son wanting to play on it.....

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    same here dude. it deletes all my games & sys files.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    ds stuck on loading with the N5 card, what a nightmare

  • top man 27 Apr 19, 2008

    I turn it on and loading just comes up and i have put games on it i am annoyed.

  • Lord Oddbins Apr 21, 2008

    MY N5 with a 1gb card freezes on loading, yet my R4 with the same card works perfectly in NDS

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    stuck on loading

  • Barbara Beard
    Barbara Beard Apr 23, 2008

    my n5 ds card is stuck on loading screen i,m using a 2gb kingston memory card can anyone help

  • emsnewsome Apr 27, 2008

    N5 stuck on loading. bought as a package with 4gb so thought it would work stuck on loading screen. tried 2gb stuck on loading screen, then lost the will to live. what a waste of time and money (bought two!!!) any help out there

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    my n5 is stuck on loading screen

  • Omen1925 May 04, 2008

    I've tried reformatting my 1GB microSD card, copy some downloaded games but still stucked at LOADING screen ...dunno what to do next..... need help please...!!!

  • PHILIP 244 May 07, 2008

    i have the same problem as all of u it gets stuck on loading and i am getting fed up of this please help me !!!!!!

  • colinm66656 May 12, 2008

    Hi I have the same problem, followed the instruction and copied the files to a 4GB card but the N5 card just says loading. Am I missing something. Any assistance welcomed.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    i have downloaded the latest softwear for n5 but when i put it in to my ds it just comes up loading can any one help thanks..

  • geo250154 Jun 10, 2008

    n5 card stuck on loading please help

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    dsn5 stuck on load screen

  • YAS_94 Jun 20, 2008

    all u ave 2 do go on the website it says on the box and then download a file called v.18 and copy the files to ur memory card but first open the file up and delete instruction

  • antb90 Aug 17, 2008

    as my ds starts it is stuck on the black loadsing screan i have went to the dsn5 site and downloaded there latest update and it wont work

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    It comes up with Loading.....

    and doesnt let me go anywhere

  • kimy08 Aug 27, 2008

    Just brought my R4 after setting up a friends but when i turn it on it gets stuck on the loading screen and doesnt go off of it at all. What should i do?

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, but i have a 4gb SD card

  • pinkpat18 Oct 29, 2008

    same problem here i have even downloaded upto date software from Ds card site still wont work!!!!

  • angelop64 Oct 31, 2008

    Hi,

    I have a N5 card for my DS Lite, but it doesn't work.

    I read your suggestions and I tried with the firmware version 1.23, 1.22, 1.20.



    I have formatted
    the micro card SD 2 GB to fat32, then copied the files _AX_MENU.DAT,
    _DS_MENU.DAT, _DS_MSHL.NDS and the folders _system_ and moonshl to the
    card, then I copied my .NDS game files to the root card.



    But when I turn the DS on, it is staying on the loading screen (Loading...) !!!!



    Please, can you help me as soon as possible?

    Thank you



  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    i buy a 4gb micro sdhc for mi n5 and the screen stunk in loading
    www.n5ds.com they can support a 4gb sdhc

    what is the problem??

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    n5 card will not work, even with latest firmware ver 1.24, help, help

  • djmanxie Dec 03, 2008

    hi i have the same problem i have downloaded the software - n5 - ax menu -dsmenu - ds mshl - moonshi - system

    also downloaded version 1.25.rar

    ds screen says loading and that's it





    please help me any one



    ps i am just a beginner on pc

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    upgrade version of n5

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    i have the smae problem do anyone know how to fix it????

  • KilalaReno Dec 12, 2008

    i can turn on my DS but when i wanted to play the game is stuck and can't open any game >.<

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Just got an N5 card and loaded game on but stuck on loading, updated to 1.27 and no change. Can someone explain how to sort it out in an 'idiot' 'simple' way with links to anywhere recommended for help.... totally stuck aged mother of small child fed up with me and no one sensible I know to ask...

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    stuck on loading with 2gb card and updated kernel on dsn5.com to no avail......probably not correct but need some very simple instructions on how to rectify as an idiot. My child is very upset with me now, please help....it came in box with files already on, no disc for software to be re-loaded.........???

  • leeannc2 Dec 29, 2008

    hi everyone im so stressed with my n5 card last night i added all files needed onto it then 1 game and it worked i was so pleased today i tried adding a number of files and it wont go past the loading screen i really need help its so stressing :(

  • angelop64 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem and I tried the first solution, but it doesn't work. Can the problem depends on the size of the card used? I used a 2gb card, but I read that someone else used a 4 gb card...

  • meadowman520 Jan 06, 2009

    i have a new n5 but old card same thing just says loading can any one help

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    i keep on trying to download different versions and none of them work. it always gets stuck on the loading screen. i have tryed almost everything, help!

  • maison11 Jan 11, 2009

    my screen freezes up and it happen a couple days ago

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Two new in Box N5 cards and 2g micro diferents DS and not working properly.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    attempted the solutions but couldn't make the dsn5 download to open.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    N5 card stuck on loading screen problem

  • dappys Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem...

    I even bought a new N5 thinking the fault was with the old one... but am still getting stuck on the loading screen - please help!

  • rivbk5 Feb 03, 2009

    Cant find a file to down load on to memory card to put on n5, can anyone help please

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    i can't get past loading.....!

  • c5_bk Feb 10, 2009

    my nds stuck to the loading screen too

  • nyaa--xo Feb 11, 2009

    ok i had that problem then i downloaded a file, and it got rid of the Loading... sign, now my DS is just blank screens! I dont know what to do!!

    Help?

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I had the same problem tonight, after it came up on the screen the first time, I just switched it off and back on, then it said the “ds_menu.dat” file is missing. I wonder if it’s possible that I can just download the “ds_menu.dat” some where to put to the ds card to solve this.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    "Nintendo ds N5 card stuck on loading screen"

  • johanna_xu80 Apr 02, 2009

    Okay, i've downloaded the new version 1.25 software form the site : http://www.ndslr4.com and copyed everything in
    1. DS_MENU.DAT
    2. _AX MENU.DAT
    3. _DS_MSHL.DNS
    4. _SYSTEM_ folder
    5. moonshl folder
    and made my own GAMES folder but it still didn't work when i tried again on the DS. WHY? please help me.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    wont go past loading

    n5 2 gig

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    i can't opening the n5

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    Same thing....I've tried over and over, but nothing works. I think I'm going to send it back.

  • Mynick Apr 13, 2009

    .I have this problem too, but in a different way.

    My N5 works with the 1.18 version software, but it doesn't with the newer ones!

    If I put the new 1.28 software on it, it displays the "Loading" screen.

    I format it and everything, but it only works with version 1.18.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    i cant reload n5 firmware

  • cool_matt Apr 22, 2009

    where can i get the 1.18 n5 software from and the menu

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    iv to spend literally hours getting the new n5 to work for my ds and the software instructions read load all the files from 1.27 file then it states dont load all the files it wont work what sense is that thinking of returning it.

  • tabanaskari May 03, 2009

    hi, my n5 cadr is not working on my new DSI?

  • juleanders May 09, 2009

    have the exact same problem, tried to copy some new games from my mums nintendo and have had problems with it since.

  • potatobob986 May 11, 2009

    i obviously have the same problem and all of the solutions posted on this site aren't working

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    n4 ds card not loading

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Found solution to R5:
download latest firmware (1.19 at present) and unzip
format MicroSD to Fat or Fat32
Copy firmware onto MSD in this order ONE BY ONE !!!!!!
This step is very important!!!!
1. DS_MENU.DAT
2. _AXMENU.DAT
3. _DS_MSHL.DNS
4. _SYSTEM_ folder
5. moonshl folder
Then load your .nds files into the root.
I've had absolutely no problems with this card so far and if
installed correctly it works brilliantly!!!

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Eh you won't believe this but I had the same problem until I went to a Canadan web site linFox Domain:: Nintendo DS Downloads Page look for verson 27.1 English download unzip and put all onto SD card and hey presto! it seems all other versons have been sabotaged! hey it only took me 4 days and 20 hrs of searching!

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    Remember to format using FAT32 for SD card and add above it works great!!

  • j5ns9 Dec 05, 2010

    I found the page but what section is the 27.1 english version under?

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Down load 1.27 soft ware fom n5 card site /unzip files then drag to memory card /im using 4gb card and this solved my problem ,the same problem as you ....////////.windygaz

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • windygaz Dec 29, 2008

    format sd card before installing the 1.27 download /one file at a time

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The problem is now finally solved.
It was a firmware problem.
You have to download the new 1.18 version from dsn5.com (but it must be the new 1.18 from 07/05/2008, if you downladed 1.18 before that date, the file is corrupted too).
Try it, it's confirmed by n5 team.

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Ok,i finally found out the solution for this problem.i believe the problem is caused by the player not exiting the game correctly the first time it is played.when the *.sav game is created by dsn5 for the  corresponding game on the microsd card If you shut down the DS or fail to exit the game correctly(befor saving,that is), it fails to terminate the *.SAV file. I belive it is this that corrupts the micro SD card, requiring it to be reformatted .
I suggest loading one game at a time on to the SD card, play it, successfully create the *.SAV file and then backup the game and *.SAV file to your PC. Repeat this for all games until you have a *.SAV file for each required game. Then reload all of the games with the *.SAV files back on to your micro SD card.

Remember to backup the *.SAV files to your PC after playing on the DS. This way, you'll have a restore point for each game if if happens again on a new game.
this worked for comicbook reader for ds too.

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I had the same problem, my card got stuck on loading. Try to format the card and install the old software, v1.16, it worked for me. I had v1.17 first, but it did not work for long.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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Hi all, well i had same problem and this worked

go to www.dsn5.com

click english top right

download Update N5 V1.20 here

unzip the file

then add these yo your n5 n this order

1. DS_MENU.DAT
2. _AXMENU.DAT
3. _DS_MSHL.DNS
4. _SYSTEM_ folder
5. moonshl folder

then simply add your unziped games to your n5 and away u go

worked 1st time for me

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Go to dis web site and click the download link and extract it and put in your micro sd all of it

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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I recommend downloading R4 firmware,it might work.
or else you have a dodgy micro sd card

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I had major problems, but tried the very first solution an it worked first time. Thank you!

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I have the same problem to this. My father and I found that formatting it and copying everything all over again helps. But every once in a while it corrupts. So basically, the only real (and annoying) solution we are currently doing is making a backup in the computer so everytime it corrupts, we just copy everything all over again. It's annoying but it helps. Only disadvantage is that you lose the progress you had after your last backup. TT__TT

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Dude like with every ROM user, you need something that can open and work the ROM's. you have to download the ds n5 menu. im not sure of the exact site ( i borrowed my friends i copied off his menu onto my computer) and voila! it works! as long as you have a folder marked "games" and there are ds roms in it, then you can play them ok? i hope this was helpful.

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Forget all the muppets on the net saying this and that, just download kernal 1.21 and put on your memory card and try again. It works!!!

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Use the r4 1.6 software worked for me

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Had very same problem with a new card tried everything then e mailed supplier who said they will send a replacement as occassionally they are faulty ........maybe i should have tried that before i spent a dozen hours on pc pulling my hair out

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Hi my name is Ton, if you need help it can mean your chip can be out or its dirty. sometimes you can take out the chip and put it in bye

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Open the disk and click the second file copy the whole thing eccept the intro then it will work
i had the same problem but after 26hrs of looking on youtube i found the answer

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    this means that you have not put the wright software copy and paste the second file from the disk except the word document and then it will work ok if that will answer your question



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Hi guys, i had the same problem til i went to a french site which has the proper version. First format the micro sd card fat32 - i chose default setting for the byte size.
then goto this site Which google has kindly translated to english and click the N5 - ver 1.27 link and DL it. Unzip files and copy them to the root directory of the micro card. Plug into your N5 card and pop into the DS. Should now work. Just drag and drop games to your micro card to get them to work properly. Hope this helps

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Ok i formatted and its not working......

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  • shortybeth08 Apr 10, 2008

    thats what i did...it does the same thing....shows loading, but doesnt do anything

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Had the same problem. swapped the 4gb card for a 2gb card. loaded as per instructions ( all items one by one and in order), now works fine.

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I also have a problem what to download

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I bought 5 N5 card. one of them will stop at loading. the other 4 works fine. format, using version 1.18 will not work. you need to send it back for exchange. It just a bad card. I had try all and still not work.

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I had the same problem and followed these instructions go to www.dsn5.com click on english and download 1.27 new update. once downloaded you will need to un zip and extract with a winrar file i did this added them to my card in this order and it worked first time
ds menu
ax menu
dsmshl
system
moons
then try in ds mine worked first time good luck.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

Go to dsn5.com and click download then you can find there a new version of dsn5 firmware.after downloading unzip it and follow the ff. steps:Copy paste this files one by one
1. DS_MENU.DAT
2. _AX MENU.DAT
3. _DS_MSHL.DNS
4. _SYSTEM_ folder
5. moonshl folder

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

  • nikki_abz Feb 19, 2011

    I downloaded the moonshell v1.71 folder and replaced the moonshl folder with it - it has no .sav files in it so maybe you could get away with just deleting the .sav files in the moonshl folder so it cam create new ones the first time it loads?

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Posted on May 11, 2008

I found out that soft reset corrupts the SD card. Happened to me twice already. So from now on I'm just going to turn it off and on again.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

I have the same problem too.If your confused why is it stuck in the loading page,it is because your ds card is overloaded.The better way to solve it is to go back to the shop were you bought it and im sure they can tell whats the problem.dont worry there will be no fine because it is a problem of many files downloaded to your dsn5 card

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

Hi I had the same problem. I used the mem card that i previously used in my R4DS. when i deleted all system files and put the new files Version 1.17 on there it stil did not work.
Solution for me was a fresh format fat32 and then put the 1.17 files on there.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

Format the micro card to fat32, then copy the files that came in the cd. or go to http://www.dsn5.com/index.files/en/index.htm and download it.

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How do you unzip and extract with a winrar file?

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Likely solution 19 i also believe the problem is caused by the player not exiting the game correctly the first time it is played.when the *.sav game is created by dsn5 for the corresponding game on the microsd card If you shut down the DS or fail to exit the game correctly(befor saving,that is), it fails to terminate the *.SAV file.

My solution is delete the last *.sav game and .nds file played,for me it gave certain

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