Anyone's DS brick because of R4 clone?

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  1. ericling
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    ericling GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Anyone's DS brick because of R4 clone?
    I am very very worry about my DS...
    I just bought a R4III....(obiously it is clone...)
    And now I have 2 question:

    1)I heard that if a DS bricked,
    it can be unbrick???
    2)How to prevent R4 clone brick my ds?

    Anyone's DS brick because of R4 clone?
     
  2. Kittymat

    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It will not really BRICK your DS, some poor quality carts draw too much current and will blow F2 (the main fuse on the DS) It can be repaired if you are competant at soldering.

    How to prevent - don't buy a cheap clone??

    DSTT (fakes) - they seem to have the title of most likely to blow the fuse - however it is still very rare.
     
  3. BowlOfSpiders

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    Exactly what he said. =)
     
  4. ericling
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    ericling GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Oh!Now i know why a ds will brick...
    Its only too much current and will blow F2.......
    i think that is because the bricker is a virus....
    It can be repair???

    I have another question:
    What is YSMenu?
     
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    Seriously speak proper sentences or not at all, im not sure if your agreeing with kittymat or saying that hes wrong and your right...
     
  6. Wolvenreign

    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Despite most people's hatred of R4 clones, R4-III (frm r4dsl.net) has never been reported to brick DSs, and has been released since about...September 08, I believe?

    It's really not a bad option, and you haven't been screwed as bad as R4 Ultra or R4 SDHC customers. R4-III actually gets support and regular updates, but you'll go through hell getting some of the cheats to work.

    PM (private message) me after you get the R4-III, and I'll give you instuctions on how to get Chrono Trigger DS to work on there. No one seems to appreciate my work for the card, so you're better off just asking me in person.
     
  7. ericling
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    ericling GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks Wolvenreign....
    But,what thing that i cannot to do to avoid of R4 clone brick my ds?
    Don't using cheat???
    Or don't update kernel or other else....
     
  8. twiztidsinz

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    Use YSMenu and you should be fine.
     
  9. ericling
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    ericling GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    YSMenu is prevent R4clone to brick my ds?