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NDSL R4 SDHC 2GB/4GB Loading Screen (**NO Email posting or banned**)

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#1
Hello Afterdawner's.

I have visited forum after forum looking for a solution and nothing yet.

I have the R4 Card with both a 2GB and a 4GB(SDHC) cards.

I used the latest update and r4crypt to change the file from .nds to .dat.

I put them on the cards and still it does not move from that black and white loading screen.

Can anyone tell me what i am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance...
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#2
Im having the same prob, how do you get id of the loading scree?
Thought this was a plug and play device?
What do i need to install to get this working?

Cheers
#3
I had a similar problem with my R4 SDHC.

Here's the solution that worked for me. First, I should mention that the R4 SDHC is a clone of the R4 and gets a lot of bad press as a result.

I managed to successfully get past the loading screen by formatting my 2 GB memory card as FAT instead of the default FAT32. I also did this on a Windows computer, instead of my regular Linux box.

Any memory chips over 2 GB need to be formatted as FAT32 and should work just fine. At least they have for me.

Best of luck.
#4
Thanks for the response.

I formatted them and there is nothing on it, and i tried it on the NDSL and still....

Same loading Screen. No improvements
#5
There are quite a few variables here.

First, the card that you are using. If it is a plain R4, then it will not work with SDHC chips.

If it is a (clone) R4 SDHC card, then you cannot use the standard R4 firmware. You have to use the firmware located at the R4 SDHC site.

Don't forget about the FAT format on 2 GB memory chips.

Hope some of this helps. If not, then I'm pretty much out of suggestions.
#6
Thanks but the site says Service Unavailable
#7
Their site has been going up and down recently. You might have to pound it a few times to get through. I got though on my third try.

The direct link to the current firmware file is here. You might have better luck with it.

You can also try to find the firmware via google. Search for "English-1.24.rar"
#8
Hi, Iv'e bought the R4 which is the SDHC one (not the R4. This one if you have it will not load (it shows 'Loading...' all the time.
The reason for showing 'Loading...' is that you will not have the correct Firmware loaded. This you will not find on the R4 site.

To get access, go to www.R4sdhc.com
On this site, look at the top right and it will either show the word 'English' (if not it is the 1st box).
Click on this box.
Underneath you will see 6 boxes, click on the 3rd from left box.
Scroll down until you see numbers with versions(like, 6,6,5,4,3,2,1).
You need No5 ver 1.22. Click on this one (It may show Service not avialbe, but go back and clcik again).
Scroll down to the bottom and you will see 2 R4 v1.22.
Click on the 1st one and it will show you a File to save to download.
It is normally downloaded in a Rar file so hope you have it.
Once you have downloaded the Rar file and transferred to your Docs.
The files you need to copy and Paste to the Sd card (to get it running) are:
_DS_MENU (Data File)
_DS_MSHL (NDS File)
_DS_MENU (Config File)
_system_
moonshl

All these files are required to run your DS Games.

Once you have loaded the above onto the Sd Card, create a Folder and name it 'Games'.
This is where you copy all your games into.

Hope this helps those out there who are having trouble.

Pugg
#9
ronan1990 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by Puggwash:
Hi, Iv'e bought the R4 which is the SDHC one (not the R4. This one if you have it will not load (it shows 'Loading...' all the time.
The reason for showing 'Loading...' is that you will not have the correct Firmware loaded. This you will not find on the R4 site.

To get access, go to www.R4sdhc.com
On this site, look at the top right and it will either show the word 'English' (if not it is the 1st box).
Click on this box.
Underneath you will see 6 boxes, click on the 3rd from left box.
Scroll down until you see numbers with versions(like, 6,6,5,4,3,2,1).
You need No5 ver 1.22. Click on this one (It may show Service not avialbe, but go back and clcik again).
Scroll down to the bottom and you will see 2 R4 v1.22.
Click on the 1st one and it will show you a File to save to download.
It is normally downloaded in a Rar file so hope you have it.
Once you have downloaded the Rar file and transferred to your Docs.
The files you need to copy and Paste to the Sd card (to get it running) are:
_DS_MENU (Data File)
_DS_MSHL (NDS File)
_DS_MENU (Config File)
_system_
moonshl

All these files are required to run your DS Games.

Once you have loaded the above onto the Sd Card, create a Folder and name it 'Games'.
This is where you copy all your games into.

Hope this helps those out there who are having trouble.

Pugg

hi iv done all this and iv still got just loading on the screen iv tryed usein the cd that came with a still no joy any more help please
#10
I have never had a problem with Sandisk but Kingston cards have caused all sorts of freezing issues, have you formatted the cards with panasonics sd formatter (its free use google to find) this cured my freezing on an M3 card (windows does not format sd cards correctly)
#11
ronan1990 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by kittymat:
I have never had a problem with Sandisk but Kingston cards have caused all sorts of freezing issues, have you formatted the cards with panasonics sd formatter (its free use google to find) this cured my freezing on an M3 card (windows does not format sd cards correctly)
just tryed that still no joy iv got 2 off these and just cant get them working but got my ndstt card working no probs think ill be takin these back and getting 2 more of them
#12
Thanks guys, but firstly, i cannot download the 1.22 firmware and second, will the panasonic damage my memory card?
#13
Puggwash... Thanks, but could anyone post a link for that specific firmware. I am not getting it.

When i click 1.22 it takes me to another firmware version instead of 1.22
#14
Latest for that one seems to be 1.24, however you can download this and all the past versions from

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

They host all the firmware for the cards
#15
I have the same "Black Loading" screen problem as mentioned above.
I have loaded the 1.22 and the 1.23 english firmware and still have the same "Black Loading" screen.
I'm using a 4GB SDHC Micro SD card and have also tried a non SDHC 2GB card, no difference.
Not sure what i am missing, i don't think it should be this hard?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have asked the AU supplier for help so if he can lead me in the right direction and get it working i will certainly post the solution here..
Cheers
Cheyenne
#16
Hi there

I have been just bought the R4SDHC withe a 2GB Kingston card. I am also having the same problems, a black screen saying loading and thats it. I have tried all the various versions of the software from the links provided above to the ones from the ndslr4.com website. I have tried loading from both a PC and a Mac. If anyone can suggest anything else I can try It would be greatly appreciated :)
#17
Hi, now managed to get this thing working! No more loading screen!! :o) Thanks
#18
Hi all. Sorry your all having trouble trying to load the 1.22 version.
Sometimes the SD Disc can stick, once inserted into the R4 card (for those of you if you have got that far).
I have gone into the site as mentioned and I get the same, have any of you got systems running in the background stopping you from getting in?

Ok, ill try to help again for those who have got through.
Click on the link:
http://www.r4sdhc.com/soft/25-en.htm
This will take you into the link for the downloads.

Be careful as the server sometimes shows as:
Service Unavailable

Keep trying and let me know if you get in.
If you do not I have the files.
#19
Puggwash, i'm in the http://www.r4sdhc.com/download-en.htm site now....
When you say in your previous instructions, "you will see 6 boxes and click on the third from left", i can't see 6 'boxes' .... that's where you lose me.
Anyway, do you think it is a SD card brand compatibility issue?
#20
matt_bos, what did you do to get this working?
#21
Stools,

Once your in the Link, just click on the download for English, this should get you going.

I have not had any trouble with the SD card. Sometimes when the card is placed inside the R4, the DS does not recongnise it all the time. Just take the card out and place back in, it should be Ok.

If anyone requires the files, let me know (even if its a personal message)and I can send them across.

Pugg
#22
Thanks Pugg,
I think i will take you up on your offer of sending the 1.22 version through. I've now tried 1.23,1.24,1.25 with no luck at all. It's worth a try :)
I'm still getting stuck on the "Loading" screen.
I tried taking the card out and in and it made no difference...
How do we do the exchanging of file?

Regards
Cheyenne
#23
Hi guys once more...

One thing i noticed last night is that when the loading screen comes up, i am now seeing a red light on my ds. If i take out the card while in the loading screen the light goes to green and when i put it back it goes to red...

No luck on firmware download yet.
#24
Stools,

Send me your email address (place it on Private, so other do not get to see) and ill add the files.

Anyone else that requires the files, please do the same.

Pugg
#25
Hi Puggwash,

Help, I too have bought one of these for a friend for her daughter's Christmas and I can't get it going.

Can I beg for your to send me the 1.22 stuff as well please?

Don

P.S. I'll post my e-mail in private when I find out how!
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