DSTT Help

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Found 17th Nov 2008
Hi all,

Hopefully someone here will be able to help me. I know there are plenty of experts on these out there!!

I recently bought a DSTT card with 2GB SD card from Dealextreme. After following the Saint;s guide to install (big thank you for that!), it initially worked fine. Some roms I was trying out wouldn't load but I put that down to the roms as opposed to the card. So I ordered a couple more for a couple of family members.

However the more I tried it out, there were problems with the card not loading up (when ds switched on, there was just a white screen), then further problems with messages coming up in a few games saying "The DS Game Card has been removed, please power OFF your DS".

I have tried out the other cards which arrived and they all do the same, either the card is not recognised or the same message comes up randomly in the middle of a game.

I know there has been some issues with DSTT cards. What I'm looking to find out is whether this is a known problem with the cards or with the DS and whether other cards such as R4 or Acekard have the same problems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

21 Comments

supermod

Moved to MISC from HUKD Feedback Forum.

Original Poster

Thanks Sigma, wasn't sure where it had to be posted.

This is exactly the sort of post I have been waiting for to crop up on here.

Time and time again I have posted within threads for cheap Slot 1 cards from Dealextreme, trying desperately to get people to avoid buying fake cards from them.

Time and time again I have posted that I feel DealExtreme should be removed from HUKD as they are renowned for fake memory, fake slot 1 cards amongst other "OEM" "Official Wii Controller" (without Nintendo branding) which were of course fake . Wii CONtroller.......

Could be one of a couple of things, duff Slot 1 card, or duff memory card, so many sandisk fake memory cards out there.

Have owned an original R4 for two years, no problems with it at all, purchased genuine sandisk micro sd card from Play.com...also no problems...my advice steer clear of DealExtreme and buy genuine slot 1 products.

sigma;3486831

Moved to MISC from HUKD Feedback Forum.




My advice to the moderator, please consider removing DealExtreme from HUKD totally, click on many items and users report problems with their many fake goods.

After following the Saint;s guide to install (big thank you for that!),



Send them back to dealextreme, and pay the £2 or so difference and get the Acekard2's.

Worth the hassle of this common fault with DSTT's.


There is a dedicated thread for problems with flashcarts:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141621

Original Poster

Thanks cico and saint. Lesson learnt! Once bitten and all that!

cicobuff;3486851

My advice to the moderator, please consider removing DealExtreme from … My advice to the moderator, please consider removing DealExtreme from HUKD totally, click on many items and users report problems with their many fake goods.



Why remove DealXtreme? I have had an R4 purchased from them over a year ago with no problems. I have also purchased 4 Edge cards again without a single problem. My advice would be to check the DX forums and make an informed choice.

In my opinion most of the the slot 1 cards are ok, I have purchased around 25 from DX and not 1 has had a problem, but avoid the memory cards from dx, I always buy memory from play.com

I have used dstt, ez flash v and r4

Trying using another MicroSd card in the DSTT ( try your current MicroSd card somewhere else like mobile, PC, etc) to find out if the problem is the adapter or the card.

I had R4 and DSTT and bought many of them and they always have work 100%, just had a problem once because the Micro SD memory card was a cheap one, but the adatper was perfect.

Bought loads of dstt off DX over the last year and they have all been fine, still working today.... untill the last 2 I got last month, both worked for a few days, then got 'white screen of death'. Basically they will only boot past the white screen in 1 in about 50 attemps, doesn't matter if mem card is in or not, and it's the same in every DS.

I find it worrying that 2 went exactly the same way, even though they look 'real' according to the DSTT website pics, I think there's a bad batch DSTT about.

sounds like you may have problems with these!!! try loading fresh software and games onto the cards. seems strange that they work, then thre dont. id be happy to look at them for you, how many did you buy? hope not too many.

Nitro111;3486895

Why remove DealXtreme? I have had an R4 purchased from them over a year … Why remove DealXtreme? I have had an R4 purchased from them over a year ago with no problems. I have also purchased 4 Edge cards again without a single problem. My advice would be to check the DX forums and make an informed choice.



Because as posted, there are LOTS of people that are being fleeced by DealExtreme and their fake goods, dubious manufacturing, you may as well p*ss money up the wall buying from the same sort of dubious sellers from China or Hong Kong.

DealExtreme sell fake R4 (at one time they did admittedly sell genuine) now they sell the R4 fakes that support SDHC that are known to blow the fuse in the DS. They sold the "OEM" Wii controller that many were convinced on here (disillusioned more like) were genuine Wii Controllers without Nintendo writing on them, and that they were produced in the same factory as the Nintendo ones, yeah right..I soon put that to rights by showing pictures of manufacturing between the two.

DealExtreme also are renowned the same as sellers on Ebay for selling fake memory cards.

As for the advice that people read the forums and make an informed choice, somehow some people on here dont seem to read and vote things hot anyway. If Dealextreme were reliable, then people should NOT have to make an informed choice.

Are they not enough reasons in themselves for seeing DealExtreme banned from HUKD?

I would prefer to see people have GENUINE bargains, not fake clones of goods.

Original Poster

Only bought 3 for kids in family. Will tryout new micro sd cards and if still not working, will try to return them.

Thanks for all the advice.

Just try it without the mem card in, if you still have trouble getting 'the no mem card' error message instead of just white screen, you got the same duff DSTT as my last 2.

msloan;3487005

Only bought 3 for kids in family. Will tryout new micro sd cards and if … Only bought 3 for kids in family. Will tryout new micro sd cards and if still not working, will try to return them.Thanks for all the advice.



If you can't get them working properly, just contact dx on the ]Customer Service Express.

They will ask you to provide pictures of them not working.
After receiving pics, they will get you to find out the cost of return (Approx £1.64), and get you to return them.

Take a picture of the receipt, and send them the picture, and they will send you new ones out immediately.

They will give you a credit for the postal costs.

spenz09;3492151

I hope these ones are genuine … I hope these ones are genuine http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15613I have just had 3 despatched



Being genuine(or not) isn't the problem. The problem is they are poorly made.

my 3 just arrived, and according to ndstt.com/en/…tml they are fake
I have put 1.16 on them and they are all working, do i keep or send back and get another cart? Advice please

Put 1.15 on asap just in case. Many DX DSTT's are failing since 1.16 came out and it has only 1 rom fix over 1.15 anyway; some Japanese rom.

evilshare.com/151…b90

hmm now dx have this
dealextreme.com/det…119
but mine do not show the web addy as cndstt

Meangreenie;3504751

Put 1.15 on asap just in case. Many DX DSTT's are failing since 1.16 came … Put 1.15 on asap just in case. Many DX DSTT's are failing since 1.16 came out and it has only 1 rom fix over 1.15 anyway; some Japanese rom.http://www.evilshare.com/151e461a-077f-102c-b64c-0007e90cfb90

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