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Troubleshooting Your R4 3DS Card

An R4 3DS card is a great gaming investment. Using one can allow you to play new and exciting games. It can also let you listen to music, read books, and watch movies, all on your Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS lite. However, like many others, you may have a few issues when you first try to use your card. Here, we have put together a simple troubleshooting guide for the most common errors. Just follow the recommendations here, and you will be playing again in no time.

“An Error Occurred…”

The most common error users typically encounter when using their R4 3DS card for the first time is that an error message flashes on the screen. Typically, this message reads something like, “An error has occurred. Press and hold the power button to turn the system off. Please see the operations manual for help troubleshooting”. So what do you do? Simply turn the power off, as instructed. Your card needs just a bit more work before it will play correctly. First, be sure that your system is compatible with the R4 3DS card you bought. If it is, move on to the next paragraph.

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What is Wrong?

So what happened? Usually, it is pretty simple: your card just needs to be updated. Updating an R4 3DS card is pretty simple, thankfully. When your card is not updated to the latest version, your R4 3DS card may not work with your firmware on your system. This can result in the above error message. If you do not fix it, you will not be able to play any of your games on the card, store any game progress as you play on your card, or use any of the media that you have stored there.

How to Fix It

Firstly, visit the website for the manufacturer of your card. They normally have information about when the last updates occurred. If there has been an issue, they usually post “patches,” on their webpages to keep their cards working. Download these patches to your PC. Plug in your USB reader with your microSD card in it. Then, just install the patch (or patches) to the root of your card. Plug it back up into your R4 3DS card and power your system up. This time around, your card should work just fine. If it does not, you may need to do some further research into the problem.

 

How to use the r4 card

We’ve all been there. Eager to put in our new R4 card full of games we want to play on the Nintendo DS, we try to put it in the slot, only to have something go wrong. For many DS owners, an issue that they have to deal with is the slot no longer working. This comes from improperly installing and removing cards, and can make a Nintendo DS worthless.

 

So, lets take a quick look at the proper way to add and remove a DS Card, to make sure you can make full use of your R4 Card.

 

 

Installing

 

1. Fully Charge the Battery

 

Installing an R4 card will require enough power on the part of the Nintendo DS. As a result, make sure that the Nintendo DS is fully charged before you install the card. This may seem like a hassle, but it is a good rule to keep. If the DS loses power while it is figuring out and connecting to the R4 Card, everything can be corrupted and you can lose the card, and DS.

 

 

2. Make Sure it is Off

 

Though this is common sense, many people forget to turn off their DS before installing a new card. A power down is required for the DS to register the card. In addition, the DS can freeze if the card is installed, and possibly corrupt the material you’ve put on the R4 3DS Card.

 

 

3. Face Down, Insert Card

 

The next step is to place the Nintendo DS face down on a counter. Taking the card, which should also be facing down, insert it into the back slot. Softly, make sure it is firmly attached.

 

 

4. Turn On

 

Once firmly attached, turn on the Nintendo DS and let it begin its operations. This may take a little longer then normal.

 

 

5. Manual Start Up

 

As a final note, it is important to make sure the Nintendo DS is on manual start up. If it is on automatic start up, then it may skip directly to whatever game you have, not allowing you to access the material in your R4 card.

 

 

Removing

 

1. Pressing on the Card

 

Removing the R4 card is easy. Make sure the Nintendo DS is powered down, and then press against the card. This will cause it to spring from its slot. Remove it, and then power up the Nintendo DS if you want.