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N5 Help me

Hi
Can some1 help me,Ive bought an N5 and regret it(it wasnt cheap either - £42)...

When it came i loaded some Ds games on it and put it into ds,needless to say it didnt work,then i formatted the card and saved to FAT 32 and was ok last night then this morning little boy switched it on where a black screen appeared saying LOADING.....No matter what i did nothing happened so i switched it off....Tried again and the loading screen was there again ........Tears Galore this morning i can tell you......
I just dont understand why it was ok last night when i formatted it and then over night the games dissappeared and loading screen was there.....

I am puzzled...Can anyone help as i feel ive been duped...
Thanx
Barbara

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  • akabzerk Apr 09, 2008

    Hiya, Barbie ! same probs here ..N5 will load 1 game no probs but put 2 on it and it keeps showing the loading screen forever ? re formatted loads of times 1 game good 2 or more sucls HELP !!!

  • shortybeth08 Apr 10, 2008

    its the same....i copied all the files from the cd they gave me and it still says loading and wont do anything.....all i did was format the drive to fat32...which should be right.....i dont know what else to do...it wont work

  • Michele Findlay May 24, 2008

    Tried 1gb and 2gb microsd's, formatted to FAT 32, downloaded the latest version of firmware, but N5 still stuck on 'loading'.

  • pmlm69 Dec 20, 2008

    yes i have the same prolem i have loaded the games and all it says is loading on the screen. Do we need to load any program on the memory chip?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have a 2GB card and i recently downloaded a game off the site FFPro recommended. I clicked on the game but it wont load! But i dont get the loading screen anyway. I looked at the files on the computer and realised i think they are a different format. Can anyone help me change to the .NDS format?

  • pinkypoo Jan 21, 2009

    please can someone help me i have an 2 n5 that i have bought and i have loaded the new software on and it just comes up loading then the screen gose black... i already have one and it works perfect how can i get these to work my boys are driving me mad many thanks. adelle

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i have tried all solutions for this problem have tried 3 different downloads (1.18, 1.26 and 1.27 )still geting nothing but loading screen, if any1 could help me ,save me trying to taking it back tomorrow as its really annoying me

  • CHRIS MCCAFFERTY Feb 28, 2009

    How do i make a .savfile im stuck

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Listen guys, if u have n5 and u are using a 4gb SDHC you need to upgrade the firmware to 1.18 which is the latest right now. I had the same problem, updated the kernel and it works dam good. Here is the link.

http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/

click on N5 and download the v1.18

try doing the same method for r4 but use the r4 kernel. Having the latest kernel can save u lots of problems.

Posted on May 09, 2008

  • bondpeet Dec 28, 2010

    I used the N5_v1.32_Englisch and it's working. Thanks, bondpeet, Belgium

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Download the latest v1.18 firmware at www.dsn5.com (official N5 site). Follow the instructions in the .doc file which is in the 1.18 rar file.

Format the SD card at FAT32. Copy the files in the order which is mentioned in the .doc file (note: the order is important, otherwise the same issue is coming back)

After that copy your .nds games to the root. And play!!
Keep in mind, your savegames needs space... So don't copy games on it that you don't have any room for your savegames.
I kept at least 10mb free for the savegames.

No problems anymore

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Okay the N5 is about 2 gbs its probably the best 1 but look the black screen is there because you have to update yur N5 to the recent one that came out to run the new games that you download. i have this really good site that is very good for downloading updates and if you want i have another site to download games to put onto the N5 or R4.
http://www.r4ds.com/index-en.htm for the updates.
http://www.ndash.eu/ for the games just click enter site.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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Hey Dave here. just wondering, what's the size of your micro sd? if its an SDHC 4gb or anything more than 2gb, then the N5 or R4 are not able to support that sized memory. hope that helped =P. oh and if its 2gb or less, then just reformat it and put the games AFTER formatting it. that may be something that messed up your games. hope that helped =D

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Just format the mini sd card using FAT.
For me, the n5 won't work if there is more than 99 games.
Just make sure there is less than 99 games.

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Hey! ive got the samee problem like 1 year ago, it dont work cause you formatted it, so all the configuration was deleated, you have to go to where you buy it and tell them that if they can install everything again for free, if they say no, go to another store where they sell it hope it helps.


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If you have done all the things suggested above then the chances are that you have a faulty N5 chip. When I eventually got a replacement that worked, both 1GB and 2GB cards were fine. I've not tried the 4 and 8 GB memory cards so cannot vouch for those.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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Can you help me i just brought the n 5 revolution for ds can you give me instruction on how to download it put it on the card

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- £42 , so expensive and doesn't work well! What a pity!

The quality of N5 is very poor i heared, so i choosed the R4,
I bought my r4ds from www.digimartz.com
half a year ago at $30, i still enjoy it till now .

I just have a look at the store , the price of r4ds is down to $15 now,
if you want to change a new card, i think it is a great deal.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

Try to always use soft reset (L,R,A,B,X,Y) while playing a game

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

Dont forget put kernel after reformated to fat32

Posted on May 12, 2008

Several issues going on here.
a) many N5 chips are defective, so there is no way out
b) the version of software is not right, use old 1.16 instead of 1.17
c) improperly created .sav file causes this

Posted on May 04, 2008

Your card reader is faulty ,, f you change it to a defrent card reader your problem will FIX

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Nope, same prob here... with a 1Gb card....

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I've had my N5 replaced and I now have one that works. So the problems some of us are having are because of defective goods, not defective brains. What a relief...

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

  • Michele Findlay Oct 15, 2008

    I would wipe it clean and start again. I eventually sent mine back to be replaced and have now got one that works as it should.

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